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Kabir Khan Feels His Muslim Id is Being ‘Rubbed in His Face’

Indian filmmaker Kabir Khan grew up within the lap of ‘political debate and dissent’ since he spent a whole lot of time on the JNU and Jamia Millia Islamia College as a scholar, two universities which have made headline after changing into the centres of protests towards CAA within the Modi-governed nation. Kabir, a Muslim in India, feels disheartened by the present political ambiance within the nation — one that daunts protests amongst college students. Additionally, within the gentle of the anti-CAA protests which were sweeping the nation, Kabir noticed {that a} harmful sentiment has taken over the nation: one which equals questioning the federal government to questioning the nation.

Kabir Khan and Mini Mathur

“The Jamia incident is the end result of so many wrongs that we’ve been witness to,” the Bajrangi Bhaijaan filmmaker wrote for The Indian Specific. “We’ve to make it possible for an enabling ambiance prospers in universities as a substitute of labelling college students as a part of a ‘tukde tukde gang’ or placing them in jail. We don’t all need to change into political activists. We must always simply have the ability to specific our opinions as regular residents, with out concern.” The filmmaker can be fairly outspoken on the subject of political discourse and believes that ‘an integral side of mainstream cinema is its political backdrop’.

“That is the medium by way of which I’ll proceed to make statements or ask questions in a format that’s accessible to the viewers. The rooster tune in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which numerous the youngsters love, could be very political — it questions the meat ban,” he wrote. Kabir then revealed that his Muslim id is private however it’s being rubbed into his face most of the time within the present political panorama. “I’ve by no means been extra conscious of my Muslim id than I’m at this time as a result of it had by no means been rubbed in my face earlier than. I’m an atheist. For me, my faith is a part of my tradition and heritage.”

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