Mumbai: None of Javed Akhtar’s movies will be screened in India until he apologises with folded hands, a BJP MLA has dared.
The celebrated lyricist-screenplay writer had said in a TV interview that it was time for supporters of VHP and RSS to introspect. He also drew a parallel between the Taliban and right-wing organizations in India.
The BJP politician retaliated strongly, saying that people connected to the Sangh Parivar are governing India. “If Taliban’s ideology existed here, could he have made such statements? The answer to this question shows how hollow his (Akhtar’s) remarks are,” the MLA said.
“Until he apologises to members of the Sangh with folded hands, we won’t allow any of his films to be screened in the land of Ma Bharti,” Kadam added.
Akhtar is in the midst of a legal wrangle with Kangana Ranaut, against whom he lodged a complaint alleging her of making defamatory statements on national and international television.
The actress has moved Bombay High Court, challenging Akhtar’s defamation case.