One of the greatest Bollywood actors of all time, Aamir Khan is going to film the demolition of Babri Masjid and the formation of the Modi government.
His upcoming movie ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ will feature the two significant incidents that shaped the future of India as a Hindu extremist state.
These two incidents are:
- Fall of Babri Masjid
- Modi’s elevation as the Prime Minister of India
The movie is reportedly inspired by Tom Hanks’s Oscar-winning film ‘Forrest Gump.’
Aamir Khan Takes Inspiration from Forrest Gump
Both topics are very controversial, and the director Advait Chandan wasn’t ready to invite much trouble. He has, therefore, decided not to go into too much details to avoid any untoward situation.
“What Aamir and director Advait Chandan clearly understand is that the film’s political symbolism at many places will have different interpretations and hence, they are assuring that it will not rake up too much controversy and will not inadvertently create trouble for the film,” a source familiar with the development said.
It said that the film would provide a flashback to the happenings in India over the last few decades.
Modi’s Role in Babri Masjid’s Fall
For those unaware of the significance of Babri Mosque, it was built in the 16th century when Mughal Emperor Babar ruled over the subcontinent.
The mosque was demolished in 1992 which triggered modern day India’s worse ever Hindu-Muslim riots in Gujrat.
A decade or so later, Gujrat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi, an active member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saw through the killings of thousands of Muslims during his reign. He led the Hindu extremists’ yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya, which resulted in death and destruction, with a lot of Muslims being driven out of Gujrat or killed.
The site of the demolished Babri Masjid was also used as a political gimmick, so that a Hindu temple could be built there.
Since then, the site for the Masjid has served as a source of conflict in today’s India. The Muslim minority demands to rebuild the mosque, while Hindus want a temple on the site.