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Manoj Tiwari Criticises the Actor Naseeruddin Shah for Making Nazi Germany Comparisons with 'The Kerala Story'
Actor and now politician Manoj Tiwari criticised Naseeruddin Shah for his divisive remarks regarding 'The Kerala Story.' In an interview with India Today, Shah expressed his disinterest in seeing the Adah Sharma movie and even referred to it as a 'dangerous trend' that served to spread Hitler's ideals. In response, Manoj attacked Naseeruddin, claiming that while he is a talented actor, his motivations are questionable.
In an interview with India Today, the ex-Bigg Boss contestant said, “He is a good actor but Naseeruddin ki niyat achi nahi hai (Naseeruddin’s intent is not right). I say this with a heavy heart.” Tiwari also question why the senior actor never raised questions on the blatant objectification of women in the movies. “When films were made that showed a guy sitting at a shop and passing remarks about a woman, Nasir sahab had nothing to say. ‘The Kerala Story’ and ‘The Kashmir Files’ were based on facts. If he has a problem with it, he can go to court. It is very easy to talk. The way he has identified himself, it is not good as an Indian and as a human being,” Manoj pointed out.
Talking about The Kerala Story, the 72-year-old actor had said, “we seem to be heading the way of Nazi Germany where in Hitler’s time, the filmmakers were co-opted, attempted to be co-opted, by the supreme leader to make films praising him and what he has done for the countrymen, and running down the Jewish community.”
The Kerala Story, which was helmed by Sudipto Sen, has raked in over Rs 230 crore at the box office amid controversy. The movie premiered on May 5, 2023.