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Saif Ali Khan Faces Netizens Ire For His ‘Concept Of India’ Statement; Trolls Target His Son

Saif's Statement. 'I Don’t Think There Was A Concept Of India Till Perhaps The British Gave It One' Created All The Controversy

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 20 Jan 2020, 03:01:47 PM
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Saif Ali Khan (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

Saif Ali Khan’s  recent release 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' is doing a great job at the box office and earning much appreciations for his villainous role in the movie. Although the actor has refrained from making any controversial statement about the ongoing nationwide protests during the promotions of the movie, the actor still landed into trouble when in a recent interview he talked about the history of India and got brutally trolled by netizens.

Several reviewers’ pointed out discrepancies in the storyline and how the director took liberty with the history and stirred it towards populist political narrative, which Saif himself admitted to in an interview with Film Companion. Khan's statement, when asked about his stand on the politics of the film, as reported by News18: "For some reason I didn’t take a stand. Maybe next time I would. I was very excited to play the role because it’s a delicious role. But when people say this is history, I don’t think this is history. I am quite aware of what the history was. I don’t think there was a concept of India till perhaps the British gave it one. I don’t think there is really any constructive point in arguing about loudly, provided you yourself know why you’re doing it."

He was widely trolled on Twitter, with some even aiming potshots at his child Taimur.


Meanwhile Tanhaji, the first big release of the year has already earned Rs 167 crore as we report it. This is Ajay Devgn's fifth consecutive film to cross the Rs 100 crore mark after De De Pyaar De (2019), Total Dhamaal (2019), Raid (2018) and Golmaal Again (2017). Tanhaji is also the first Rs 100 crore film for Saif Ali Khan after his 2013 film Race 2.  Saif meanwhile who did not taste Box Office success for long had a tremendous comeback with the Om Raut directorial. His rom-com, Jaawani Deewani starring Alaya Furniturewala and Tabu meanwhile opens at theatres by the end of this month.

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First Published : 20 Jan 2020, 03:01:47 PM

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