Seasoned actor Naseeruddin Shah, who few days back named Indian cricket team skipper superstar Virat kohli as worst behaved player in the world has now courted another controversy. This time raising the intolerance debate.
The veteran actor also said : “I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if a mob surrounds them and asks, ‘Are you a Hindu or a Muslim?’ they will have no answer. It worries me that I don’t see the situation improving anytime soon”.
“These matters don’t scare me, they make me angry. And I feel every right-thinking man should feel angry, not scared. This is our home, who dare evict us from here?” he said in the interview.
Shah made the comments in a video interview with Karwan-e-Mohabbat India and the organisation shared it on its YouTube channel .
The actor said the “poison has already spread” and it will be now difficult to contain it. “It will be very difficult to capture this djinn back into the bottle again. There is complete impunity for those who take law into their own hands. In many areas we are witnessing that the death of a cow is more significance than that of a police officer,” he added.
Shah, who is married to actor Ratna Pathak Shah, said they chose not to give any religious education to their children — Imaad and Vivaan — as he believes “being good or evil has nothing to do with religion”.
It may be re- called that another star Aamir Khan’s comments on intolerance in 2015 that had sparked a major controversy.