So is criticizing any bollywood makes them Boycott Gang and anti-bollywood.
No. Criticizing Bollywood movies doesn’t make anybody a part of the Boycott Gang. Asking for movies to be boycotted on the flimsiest of causes does.
Whereas, all I’ve to do is to ask for some nuance whereas discussing the Muslim state of affairs in India or say something in opposition to the Supreme Chief for me to not solely be tagged ‘anti-national’ however to even have ridiculous instances filed in opposition to me in India. (For some of the ridiculous, I refer you to the case filed in opposition to a teenage lady for retweeting Greta Thunberg’s submit on how one can make petitions.) It might be laughable if it weren’t so dystopian.
The place had been all of you when bigots needed to chop of Deepika’s head /nostril for daring to behave as Rani Padmini? Or once they vandalized Bhansali’s units for some imaginary dream sequence that they dreamed up? And when movies like these – from our myths and historical past – get made, the right-wing discover one thing else to get offended by!
And Bollywood is Hindu-phobic /pro-Pakistan? So, if a movie makes the slightest try at nuance, as a substitute of blatant jingoism, then it’s ‘pro-Pak’ and ‘anti-India’? Good to know.
Once more, when folks like us – ‘leftists’, if you would like a label, ask for boycotts, we’re asking on a private degree – asking like-minded folks to not watch one other ‘stalking-as-romance’ film, for example. In different phrases, vote together with your toes/pockets.
We’re not asking for a ban on a movie, or for presidency intervention to cease the movie being screened. We’re not vandalising theatres that display these movies or outlets which show its posters. We do not make threats in opposition to the makers or the actors.
Whereas, with the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ lot, they’re aided and abetted by state and native governments that insist on censorship. (A minimum of till the Supreme Chief wakened and requested them to not discuss in opposition to movies.)
@An Jo – Kangana can say ‘Jai Shri Ram’; Akshay can say, ‘ Namaste’ however SRK is to be condemned for saying ‘Adaab’? Regardless of all the pieces that the current authorities wish to do, Urdu is – and can stay – an Indian language. I problem you to talk shudh Hindustani – don’t use a single Urdu phrase in your speech. No ‘aurat’, use ‘stree’; no ‘aadmi’, use ‘manushy’; no ‘aam’ (as in ‘extraordinary’), use ‘saadharan’… and many others. See how far you get with it!
Ugh! Language, faith, area, caste, creed… let’ s play a recreation to see what number of divisions we are able to make amongst us!
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