Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi slammed for promoting Islamophobia
Famous journalist – Rana Ayyub – slammed the film in an opinion piece for The Washington Post.
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.
A film produced by a recent Padma awardee and actors who are known for their shameless propaganda of Narendra Modi. Sooryavanshi, a blockbuster justifies the anti Muslim sentiment in India and makes your blood curdle at the criminal Islamophobia. https://t.co/gntfJyPb2k
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) November 16, 2021
Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi shared the article and wrote that “in this Islamophobic hatred India will destroy itself, no less.”
Dangerous for India. In this Islamophobic hatred India will destroy itself, no less. I hope & pray that sane elements within Indian society prevent this.
Milton Kandera wrote that 'the first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, https://t.co/gcyX1sNnIE
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) November 16, 2021
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.
— Riz Ahmed (@rizwanahmed) November 15, 2021
The cast of Sooryavanshi includes Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles.
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