Thursday, February 08, 2018 16:17 IST
After Sanjay Leela Bhansali's mega project Padmaavat, next on the target is 'Manikarnika: The queen of Jhansi'. Kangana Ranaut starrer period drama is being claimed for de-glorifying the history. But the question is why are these movies being targeted one after another?
Unveiling the root cause behind, Karan Oberoi-who has always been vocal about his thoughts-says, `The problem with us as a country is the fact that we have always been a little intolerant of things that didn't conform to our ideology. And we are more than happy to impose those things on people perforce if necessary.`
But what's surprising is a sudden upsurge in the voices that question the freedom of expression in the film industry. Speaking of the same, Karan says, `Initially these voices were subdued because there was no way to vent our frustrations on others. Social media has made it easy by attaching a loudspeaker to everyone's backside. The media which needs feed 24/ 7 serves as a platform form those angry morons who force their opinions on others just like they are doing in the case of 'Manikarnika.`
Speaking further, he says, `Filmmakers have a lot of money and jobs riding on their projects so they succumb quite easily to the pressure tactics of these goons who haven't read a single book on the so-called ` culture` or ` history " that they are trying to preserve.
He went on to warn that the anger and hostility we are cultivating as a race are dangerous signs of where we could be- if not checked on time.
Urging people to think logically, Karan ends up saying, `Each one of us needs to understand that the narrative of filmmakers and the stories that need to be told cannot be dictated by a handful of people who don't represent the larger populace. It's just that the powers that exist are not allowing things to work in a way they should. The law of the land must come into play forcefully if needed, before things spiral out of control.`