Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi slammed for promoting Islamophobia

Famous journalist – Rana Ayyub – slammed the film in an opinion piece for The Washington Post.

Sooryavanshi Islamophobia Akshay Kumar‘s recent release, Sooryavanshi might be winning at the box office but the film is drawing massive criticism for promoting Islamophobia. It is the first Bollywood film to screen in cinemas following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Following the release of Sooryavanshi, many critics believe the film is promoting Islamophobia.

The director of the film, Rohit Shetty, defended the portrayal of Muslims in villainous roles. He argued that why there was no objections on the non-Muslim antagonists in his previous films.

“If I ask you one question – Jaykant Shikre (the antagonist in Singham, essayed by Prakash Raj) was a Hindu, then came into this universe (Singham, Singham Returns, and Simmba), a Hindu Godman who was the villain. In Simmba, Durva Yashwant Ranade (played by Sonu Sood) was a Maharashtrian. In these three films, negative forces were Hindu. Why wasn’t that a problem?”

Famous journalist – Rana Ayyub – slammed the film in an opinion piece for for The Washington Post.

“Every third frame of the film is a bloodcurdling Islamophobic image. While an upper-class Hindu character gives lessons in patriotism, the Muslim antagonist responds with hate. He is ungrateful, with a long beard and skull cap,” she wrote.

Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi shared the article and wrote that “in this Islamophobic hatred India will destroy itself, no less.”

Riz Ahmed, who openly condemns the negative portrayal of Muslims in films, reacted to the article with a Face Vomiting emoji expressing his disgust at Akshay Kumar’s film.

The cast of Sooryavanshi includes Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles.

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