Advertisement
Monday, Oct 25, 2021
Outlook.com

Amar, Annie And...

No matter what was happening on the streets, the world of Amar Akbar Anthony inhabited the screen.

Amar, Annie And...
Amar, Annie And...
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53
No matter what was happening on the streets, the world of Amar Akbar Anthony inhabited the screen. Cynics consider this a ploy to win more audiences, like politicians expanding their votebanks. However, the film world mirrors the film industry: the show would stop if any community was excluded. Just look at the credits after each film and you know what I mean.

In the homes of the stars too gods from different religions live side-by-side, as this book vividly demonstrates. "Mixed marriages" are no exceptions. Aryan, Shahrukh and Gauri Khan’s five-year-old son, puts it succinctly: his god is Ganapati Allah. Take the other Khan, Salman’s family: his mother, a Hindu, used to read the Hanuman Chalisa to him when he was a child. His sister is married to a Hindu, the brother to a Catholic (Malaika Arora).

Pradhan has been able to get the stars to open up. These voices of sanity are like balm to our soul. Listen to Shahrukh: "We are going to have a prayer room with all the gods...if you ask me, I think the Gods must be saying, if it (Babri-Ayodhya) is causing such a...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.

Aryan Khan Case: Witness Alleges NCB Asked For Rs 18 Crore Bribe From Shah Rukh Khan

Aryan Khan Case: Witness Alleges NCB Asked For Rs 18 Crore Bribe From Shah Rukh Khan

Aryan Khan, who is currently lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail, was arrested on October 2 on a cruise in connection to the possession of illegal drugs.

T20 World Cup: Pakistan Break Jinx Vs India In Style

T20 World Cup: Pakistan Break Jinx Vs India In Style

Babar Azam (68) and Mohammad Rizwan (79) made light of a 152-run target to help Pakistan break a World Cup jinx against India.

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Shah Rukh Khan called himself a peddler of love. That’s better than the pitches selling religion. Love is all we need now.

Advertisement