Saturday, October 8, 2022

Saif All Khan and Leela Samson

Saif Ali Khan in Adipurush

“Now I want to work in a film based on the Mahabharata, if someone makes it in the Lord of the Rings-style.” ~ Saif All Khan 

Saif Ali Khan’s lust for making a Lord of the Rings-style film on the Mahabharata makes me remember the absurd statements that Leela Samson, the controversial director of Kalakshetra, made about the characters in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. She compared the characters in these ancient holy texts with the cartoonish characters in Walt Disney films, Batman, and “the strange characters in Star Wars.” 

The two bigoted artists, Saif Ali Khan and Leela Samson, have no respect for the religious sensibilities of Hindus. They would love to see the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and other ancient Hindu texts being pulled down to the level of cartoonish films.

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