Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah faces heat over statement against PM Modi government hate policy

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Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah faces heat over statement against PM Modi government hate policy

*MUMBAI: **Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah faces heat over statement against PM Modi government hate policy.*

*The veteran Bollywood actor announced to stand by his statement and criticised that the ‘open hate’ in the society is ‘disturbing’ as he faced ‘a lot of abuse by people’.*

The actor was referring to the letter sent to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi by a number of celebrities including him as well which voiced serious concerns over the growing incidents of mob lynching of Muslims. The open letter led the registration of a police complaint against the 49 personalities on October 4 to what they had written to Modi three months ago.

The media report quoted Shah, saying, “I just felt that what I said needed to be said. I stand by it. I faced a lot of abuse by people, who had nothing better to do. It doesn’t affect me at all. But what is disturbing is this open hate.”

Shah made the statement while he was in conversation with actor-director Anand Tiwari at the 9th edition of India Film Project in Mumbai on Saturday.

It may to noted here that almost 49 Indian celebrities from various fields had penned down an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi link on July 23 against incidents of Muslim lynching across the country.

Celebrities ranging from actor Konkona Sen and singer Shubha Mudgal to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had demanded “exemplary punishment” for the criminals which must be carried out “swiftly and surely.”

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