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Last Updated: September 14, 2023, 08:17 IST

Gadar 2 director Anil Sharma responds to Naseeruddin Shah’s criticism of the Sunny Deol starrer.

Gadar 2 director Anil Sharma has strongly reacted to Naseeruddin Shah’s criticism of his movie Gadar 2, which has broken several records at the box office.

Gadar 2 director Anil Sharma has slammed Naseeruddin Shah for criticising the Sunny Deol starrer. Shah recently called Gadar 2 “regressive” and “jingoistic”. Gadar 2, also starring Ameesha Patel and Utkarsh Sharma, has shattered several records at the box office ever since its release on August 11. The film has earned more than Rs 515 crore nett in India at the box office.

Now, Anil Sharma has strongly reacted to Shah’s comments. In an interview with AajTak, Anil Sharma said, “I read that quote by Naseer Sahab. I was surprised after reading it. Naseer Saheb knows me well and he also knows which ideology I belong to. I am surprised that he is saying such things about ‘Gadar 2’.”

Sharma further added, “I would like to say that Gadar 2 is not against any community. Neither is it against any country. Gadar in itself is a film which is full of patriotism. It is part of a sequel. It is a proper masala film. Which people have been watching for years. So I would like to tell Naseer Sahab that once he watches Gadar 2, he will definitely change his statement. I still feel that he cannot say such things. I have been a fan of his acting. If he has said so, then I would request him to watch the film once. I have always made cinema with the aim of masala. I have never had any political propaganda in this. Naseer Saheb himself is aware of this.”

In an interview with Free Press Journal, Naseeruddin Shah spoke out about how popularity of movies now seemed to be driven by jingoism, which he believed was “very harmful”. “It’s not enough to love your country, but beat drums about it and you have to create imaginary enemies. What these people don’t realise is that what they are doing is very harmful. In fact, films like ‘Kerala Story’ and ‘Gadar 2’, I haven’t seen them but I know what they are about,” he said.



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