Pakistan Minister Fawad Chaudhry is known for his controversial remarks and anti-India stance. He has become quite infamous his 'weired' statements. In his latest comment, Chaudhry has targetted Indian film industry via the upcoming movie "Panipat". Fawad Chaudhry also took a shot at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in his statement.
Slamming the upcoming Bollywood movie, Pakistan's Science and Technology Minister on Wednesday said that the movie has distorted historical facts to portray Ahmad Shah Abdali as a "cruel" Muslim ruler.
Ashutosh Gowarikar's "Panipat" revolves around the third battle of Panipat that took place between the Afghans and the Marathas. The film features Arjun Kapoor as Maratha warrior Sadashiv Rao Bhau and Sanjay Dutt as Afghan emperor Ahmad Shah Abdali.
"What else can you expect when stupid people try to rewrite history on RSS ideology. Let''s see, what happens next!," Fawad Chaudhry tweeted.
Afghan embassy has also raised its concern over Ahmad Shah Abdali's portrayal in the film. Former Afghanistan ambassador to India Shaida Abdali has tweeted at Sanjay Dutt, "Sanjay ji, Indian films have played a major role in strengthening the India-Afghanistan relations. I hope Panipat has been made keeping in mind our cordial history."
According to IANS, Afghanistan Envoy Tahir Qadri has said that he has been in constant touch with the Indian government over the issue.
The Third Battle of Panipat took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat, about 97 km (60 miles) north of Delhi, between Maratha Empire and invading Afghan army of under the King of Afghans, Ahmad Shah Abdali. The Afghan kings was supported by three Indian allies—the Rohillas Najib-ud-daulah, Afghans of the Doab region, and Shuja-ud-Daula-the Nawab of Awadh. The Maratha army was led by Sadashivrao Bhau. The battle has perhaps the largest number of fatalities in a single day reported in a classic formation battle between two armies.