Mumbai: Naseeruddin Shah, Bollywood actor is receiving criticism on social media as he expressed fear for his children in today’s India.
The Indian newspaper reported that Shah was concerned for his children because he imagines a situation where they may be surrounded by an angry extremists mob and asked: “Are you Hindu or Muslim?”
Referring to the recent violence sparked by the discovery of a cow death, in which a police officer was killed by a mob, he said India has already witnessed that the death of a cow has more significance today than that of a police officer.
The Bollywood actor went on to say there is a “poison” that has spread in the Indian society. “It will be very difficult to capture this djinn [genie] back into the bottle.”
These remarks of veteran actor have created co controversy in India and Shah is being called a traitor.