Why is our ‘Secular Bollywood Brigade’ silent on freedom of expression for ‘Narendra Modi’ movie?

I was waiting for the Vivek Oberoi’s film on Modi for this weekend but then came to know that it had been postponed because of some petition filed by the Congress. Later, I also found out that a group of six hundred actors are campaigning against Modi by requesting the masses to not vote for Modi and ‘Save Democracy’ in India. Similar groups of film makers, writers and theatre actors have also come up with the same agenda in past few days. I browsed through the list of these actors and found some prominent names like Nasiruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Konkana Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Anurag Kashyap, Nandita Das and others.

Coming to the point, if the movie on Modi had to be banned or postponed because it might influence the voters then how come these influential personalities are allowed to campaign against Modi. If their plea is freedom of expression then why Vivek Oberoi’s movie is not a freedom of expression too. Perhaps, Vivek Oberoi and his team has already evaluated their film by ED and both Bombay and Madhya Pradesh High court had given permission to release it on 5th April. I wonder then how come Supreme Court is even ready to hear such a bogus case. Is it not then questioning the ED’s credibility? Where has the freedom of expression gone?

If they are questioning the timing of the film then let me remind you that Nasiruddin Shah had released Parzania, Nandita Das had released Firaaq and Konkana Sen Sharma’s debut film made by her mother Aparna Sen had released before important elections and all had a same theme- Hindu-Muslim riots where Muslims are the real victims. All these film went on to win national awards under the Congress government later just like Rajdeep, Barkha dutt and Shekhar Gupta won Padma awards for brown nosing branded Gandhi Family’s boot.

Perhaps, exposing these thugs of Bollywood, I would like to recall how Nasiruddin Shah was feeling scared in India but never uttered a word against the Pulwama attack. Konkana Sen Sharma’s mother was grilled for her role in Bengal’s biggest scam i.e. Sharada Shit fund scam but she chose to stay mum all this while. Mamta Banerjee recently had banned a film ‘Bhobishyoter Bhoot’ when the director questioned her poster everywhere in a film festival. A bunch of Bangla artist came together to protest against this but Sen-Sharma family was no where near it as it was a secular ban.

Shabana Azmi is that same ‘placard aunty’ whose blood boils only when the victim is a Muslim. She even once called India a Muslim state and had mislead her followers by claiming that a painting showed Lord Krishna showing Eid Moon to Muslims but in reality, the so called Muslim character in the painting was Lord Krishna’s foster father. Nandita Das and Anurag Basu are similar echoing voices who promoted the made-up Hindu Rape culture theory during the #MeToo movement only to bury their heads in sand like Ostrich once her father’s name and his partner’s name came up.

I had always wondered why Bollywood always made movies on 2002 riots and not on 1970 emergency until Indu Sarkar. The film was again brought down by Congress and the Bollywood which was united against Karni Sena’s havoc on Padmavat, chose to utter ‘no comments’ when Madhur Bhandarkar appealed for support. Till date there is no Movie on Sikh Massacre or the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. Shah had walked holding a candle for Syria but had shamed Anupam Kher for supporting Kashmir Pandits.

Why Bollywood is so selective and why it is so against Modi and RSS when they never condemn a single Islamic attack? Why they want us to vote against a man who has zero corruption records whereas they want us to choose a alliance which comprises of Mamta Banerjee, Laloo Prasad, Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati, Rahul Gandhi and the other thief gang members. What is Bollywood afraid of? Why they do appeasement like every other political party?

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