What did Naseeruddin Shah say?
Naseeruddin was asked whether the purpose of film production in Bollywood has changed. He replied, “Now the more chauvinist you are, the more popular you will be, because that is who is ruling this country. It is not enough to love your country, but you have to beat the drum about it and create imaginary enemies.” Naseeruddin Shah said that the filmmakers who are making such fundamentalist films do not realize that what they are doing is very harmful. He further added, “Actually, films like Kerala Story, The Kashmir Files and Gadar 2, I have not seen, but I know what they are about. It is disturbing that films like Kashmir Files are so popular, while films made by Sudhir Mishra, Anubhav Sinha and Hansal Mehta, which are trying to depict the reality of their times, are not seen.