Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who is known for films like ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, has opened up about the depiction of Mughals in Hindi cinema and how ‘bad politics’ of any movie makes him very angry.
“What really makes me upset is that it’s being done just to go with the popular narrative. I can understand when a filmmaker has researched something and a filmmaker wants to make a point… Of course, there can be different viewpoints. If you want to demonise the Mughals, please base it on some research and make us understand why, why they were the villains that you think they were," he told in an interview, reports Indian Express.
He went on to add that if proper research is done and history consulted, ‘it’s very tough to understand why they have to be villainised’.
“I think they were the original nation-builders, and to write them off and say they massacred people… But what are you basing it on? Please point out the historical evidence,” added the filmmaker.
Kabir went on to add, “I can forgive bad writing, shoddy camera work, you know, sloppy editing, but I can never forgive bad politics because mainstream media films are a very powerful platform and they can really influence a lot of people.”
The filmmaker is currently waiting for the release of his sports drama '83', starring Ranveer Singh as former Indian skipper Kapil Dev.