Veteran TV star Mukesh Khanna, who is known for her portrayals in serials like Shaktimaan and Mahabharat, has been grabbing headlines for her controversial remarks in recent times. After targeting Kapil Sharma by accusing him of doing vulgar comedy, he criticised Akshay Kumar for the title of his upcoming venture Laxmmi Bomb, which is now Laxmii. In a recent conversation with Koimoi, Mukesh spoke about producer of the film Shabinaa Khan and said, “Uske bare me bhi baate ki jaati hai, the third producer (there’s a lady) is not as nationalist as we want people people to be. It has been written about, I have read it, I don’t know. People put Islamic, funding intentions to sensationalize the film. As compared to the original film, the name of the characters have also been changed in Laxmii. Yaha par hero ko kardiya hai Muslim, abhi padhne wale kuch aisa bolte hai ki kahi Love Jihad toh nahi fela rahe. Naam kyu change kiya warna? Akshay Kumar ne shayad haa kar di hogi, lekin ab jab usko samajh aayi hai logo ke reactions ki uska dimag thik chala hai.”
He added, “Hum movie ko ban karne ki abhi nahi soch sakte just because it is a Hindu and a Muslim. Without seeing a film, you cannot say Love Jihad hai ya nahi. It is just too early to say if the film should be banned. Social media after the SSR case has realized that they have huge power. Sadak 2 got over 22 lakhs dislikes, that itself shows that now even productions have turned cautious.”
Speaking on commercialisation in Bollywood, he said, “Humare yaha sab commercial ban gaye hai ki bas kamana hai, kamana hai. Aapki koi duty nahi hai? Log bolte hai hum entertainer hai, mai bolta hu aap sikhate bhi ho. Public toh bolegi mujhe cabaret bhi dikhao, p*rno bhi dikhao – aap dikhaoge? Public ko aapne bigada hai, mai ye bolna chahta hu.”
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