Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has gotten himself in yet another controversy, this time for making controversial statements about the Mughals. The actor was caught on camera saying that Mughals were "refugees" in a now-viral video.
Mughals came here to settle. They Contributed to India's Culture, Music and Left lasting Legacies. You can call them refugees: Naseeruddin Shah to Karan Thapar pic.twitter.com/uqC6aXTaz3— MeghUpdatesðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¨™ (@MeghBulletin) December 29, 2021
In a video circulating on social media, the actor can be seen in an interview with The Wire. According to News18, the following lines from the original video were omitted in the clip: “No one talks about Taimur, no one talks about Mahmud of Ghazni, no one talks about Nadir Shah. I don’t think these people are conversant with that history. Those were the marauders who came, looted and left."
Shah has faced backlash after referring to Mughals as "refugees," and the video has gone viral, with the hashtag "Mughals" trending on Twitter.
You cannot eliminate 20 crore of us. Indian Muslims are going to fight back: Naseeruddin Shah pic.twitter.com/tqBKRI7faR— Treeni (@_treeni) December 29, 2021
The Ancestors of Mughals, the Timurids had a great of art and architecture in Samarqand and Bukhara. Naseeruddin Shah is bit wrong here. People coming with cannons, muskets, swords and arrows aren't refugees. They are Invaders.#Mughals #naseeruddinshah pic.twitter.com/ScIf8p4IkS— I have less brain than you (@R0meoRomeo) December 29, 2021
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Shah, who is frequently in the news for his political opinions, had previously slammed Indian Muslims for celebrating the Taliban and advised them to reconsider their beliefs. He sent a powerful message to Indian Muslims who are "celebrating" the Taliban's return to Afghanistan. Some on Twitter praised Shah for speaking out against the celebrations around the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, while others trolled and slammed him for doing so.
The 'Wednesday' actor will be seen in a upcoming web series 'Kaun Banegi Shikharwati'. The comedy-drama also features actors Lara Dutta, Soha Ali Khan, Kritika Kamra, Anya Singh, Raghubir Yadav and others.