Actor Paresh Rawal has commented on Naseeruddin Shah's statement about feeling unsafe in today's India. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Ahmedabad East told ANI that he disagreed with Shah's statement on the growing hatred in the country in the name of religion. He further added that it was not right to generalise situations and call the country unsafe to live in.
BJP MP Paresh Rawal on Naseeruddin Shah's statement that it's unsafe to live in India: I don't want to react to a particular statement. But it's not right to say that India is not worth living in. I don't agree. Incidents keep happening, but it is not right to generalise it. pic.twitter.com/VMxrOFkmLb
" ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2019
Shah had courted controversy in December after speaking up on the Bulandshahr violence in a video posted by Karwan-e-Mohabbat India, an art collective. He expressed concern for his children, who he said had not been given religious education. He said his children are neither Hindu nor Muslim, and if an angry mob surrounded them about their religion, they would have no answer. "So I fear for my children...because they have no religion."
Rawal will next be seen in Uri, where he will play Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At a recent interactive session with the press about the film, Rawal said that army bashing had become 'fashionable'. He also added that he was happy being called a 'Modi bhakt'. "He is a very good poet. The biggest thing is that he has a fire in his eyes, to bring his country, to bring it forward, to create world power," he said in praise of the prime minister to Zee News.