Bollywood has a certain kind of obsession with Terrorists, especially the likes of Dawood Ibrahim. Many movies have showcased him as a great Messiah, A Don, A King and lot many more. It is alleged that Dawood had financed several Bollywood movies, and certain directors from the Bollywood fraternity have paid a hafta, in return for these movies.
The relations between Monica Bedi and Abu Salem are pretty well known, he had allegedly coerced a lot of directors into casting her in their movies, giving her a big boost in the industry.
Anita Ayub, a beauty pageant contestant, was very close to underworld terror Dawood Ibrahim. When Bollywood producer Javed Siddique refused to cast her in a movie in 1995, he was shot dead, in almost a cold blood manner, by one of Dawood’s henchman. Shah Rukh Khan has openly admitted to speaking to the dreaded gangster Chhota Shakeel under duress, claiming that he had to listen to a story and decide whether to make a film about it.
Not surprisingly, there are several movies with leading Bollywood stars, which glorifies the lives of terrorist and gangsters as great personalities:-
This Shah Rukh Khan starer is supposedly to be based on Abdul Latif’s life. Abdul Latif was wanted for over 100 cases of murder, contract killing, extortion, rioting, kidnappings, smuggling and bootlegging. He was the main culprit in supplying RDX used in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. There were 243 cases against his gang including 64 murders and 14 kidnappings.
The movie Raaes tried to showcase what apparently can be seen as the good side of Abdul Latif, it tries to convey that Latif was not even aware if there was RDX inside the boxes which he supplied.
In April 2016, after Abdul Latif’s son filed a lawsuit for defamation against the makers of the film, saying the film misrepresented his father, the directors of the movie suggested that, “The story of the film is a pure work of fiction, not based on any person; living or dead.” The movie was made in a budget of Rupees 127 crores and made a box office collection of approximately Rupees 308 Crores.
2. Once upon a time in Mumbai
The film is loosely based on the lives of Mumbai underworld gangsters Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim. This movie, just like Raees, tries to showcase the positive sides of both Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim. The movie tries to explains the consequential situation, that forced Sultan Mirza to become a kingpin of Mumbai’s smuggling underworld.
Ajay Devgan’s character as Sultan Mirza was based on Haji Mastan and Emraan Hashmi’s character as Shoaib Khan was based on Dawood Ibrahim. In short, they became gangster because of a consequential situation, not for any other specific reason. Finally the movie concludes with an ending that Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Agnel Wilsonhe and the police are responsible for the bombings because of their lack of forethought, not because of the action of these dreaded terrorists.
3. Haseena Parkar
This movie again revolves around the terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. The movie shows how Haseena Parkar, sister of Dawood Ibrahim, was an unfortunate victim of the Indian Judicial system.
So the Bollywood fraternity wants us to believe that it was because of the Indian Judicial system that Haseena Parkar, sister of Dawood Ibrahim, hits back and emerges as the only ‘aapa’ in Mumbai underworld.
The movie Sanju has been well deciphered in the YouTube video given below. The hypocrisy of director Raju Hirani, producer Vido Vinod Chopra and actor Rishi Kapoor only exposes the real intentions of the Bollywood industry. If one watches the entire video, there is no need to explain why Bollywood wants to brain wash their audience and turn terror accused into saints.
There are many more such examples to expose the hypocrisy of Bollywood, but then after watching the biopic of ‘Sanju’ it is clear that Bollywood might be heading towards making a biopic on 26/11 Pakistani Terrorist Ajmal Kasab and maybe even Osama Bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda.
These movies will probably show how a poor family in Pakistan that had no means to survive and finally ended up making one of their kids, Ajmal Kasab, a terrorist who goes on to become the sole bread winner of the family. In the case of Osama Bin Laden, it could probably show how an unemployed Engineer, out of sheer frustration, became a Terrorist to fight for his country and religion.
Clearly one has to be ashamed of the way, Bollywood is whitewashing all the terrorists and gangsters of India, something which Pakistan’s ISI would probably be proud of.
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