Javed Akhtar shuts down hate tweet against Aamir Khan
Bollywood for most part of its existence has portrayed the image of secularism and peace by accepting talent from all races, religion and backgrounds. However, from time to time its mettle gets tested by miscreants attempting to paint the industry with religious slurs. The latest to fall victim to it was Aamir Khan. The actor had earlier said that he is planning to work on his dream project Mahabharat. This news though not entirely confirmed has already invited anti-secular views on social media.
The tweet attacked Aamir for daring to play the role of a Hindu god. The profile accused the actor who is a practicing Muslim to be blasphemous for taking on the role. This however comes when there have been no confirmed reports of the actor actually acting in the film.
The tweet was quickly shut down by Bollywood’s veteran writer Javed Akhtar. Akhtar was sure to share his piece of mind, highlighting the lowly thought behind the tweet. He even retorted to abusive words. While this was a rather unusual show from the usually taciturn writer, he seemed determined to fight off such sentiments aimed to taint the industry.
Javed’s words were cheered by other Twitter users. They seemed tired over religious semantics brandishing Bollywood. Some users even went back to dissing Aamir for mocking Hinduism in PK. But the thoughts over all were in tune with Akhtar’s.
After Padmaavat’s heightened protest against its release, Bollywood seems to be on its toes to shut down any baseless negative thoughts about its film.