Naseeruddin Shah says Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan ‘have so much to lose’ by speaking on social issues


Actor Naseeruddin Shah has said that the three Khans–Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan–still rule Bollywood, ‘unchallenged’. However, he added that that by speaking on socio-political issues, they stand to ‘lose’ a lot.

Naseeruddin is known for speaking openly on matters of religious discrimination in India or overseas. Recently, he was caught up in midst of a controversy for condemning those who were ‘celebrating’ the return of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. However, actors such Shah Rukh, Salman, Aamir, have refrained from making comments on the same.

Naseer has now said that they choose to stay quiet as the stakes are higher in their case. Speaking to NDTV, he said, “Obviously they’re worried because of the extent of harassment they will be subjected to.” He added, “I cannot speak for them but I can imagine they have so much to lose. They would be subjected to all kinds, all manner of harassment, not just financial. Their entire establishments will get harassed.”


In a video that went viral on Twitter, Naseer had said every Indian Muslim must introspect if they want ‘reform and modernity’ in the religion or live with dated ‘barbarian’ values. “Even as the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan is a cause for concern for the whole world, celebrations of the barbarians in some sections of the Indian Muslims is no less dangerous. Every Indian Muslim should ask themselves if they want reform and modernity in Islam or the barbarian values of the past few centuries,” he had said in the video.

Also read: ‘Introspect’: Naseeruddin Shah’s message for those celebrating Taliban’s return

“Indian Islam has always been different from the rest of the world. May God not bring a time when it changes so much that we don’t even recognise it,” he had added.


Later, 150 citizens from various walks of life, condemned the alleged “hounding” of Naseeruddin and lyricist Javed Akhtar, over their remarks, in a statement. These included former navy chief admiral (retd) Laxminarayan Ramdas, documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, film writer Anjum Rajabali, author John Dayal, activist Teesta Setalvad and Professor Emerita, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Zoya Hasan.

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.


For all the latest Entertainment News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment