Veteran actor Prakash Raj often targets the Narendra Modi government through his ‘Just Asking’ campaign. A few days ago, the actor shared a picture of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman targetting the BJP on the Ashoka pillar under the same campaign. Now Prakash Raj has explained the real meaning of this picture in an interview given to a media house. Along with this, the actor has also spoken on the Bollywood vs South controversy, The Kashmir Files and Boycott Trend.
What is Lord Hanuman to us?
Prakash Raj explains, “What is Ram to us? Lord Rama to us means a pious king. Why is he angry today? What did Lord Hanuman mean to us? Anjani son! Why is he being shown so violent today? What happened to our national emblem? Why was it made so aggressive? You can’t show power. You cannot display violence through a national symbol. Why do minorities get scared when boys come out carrying saffron colored clothes? Why is fear being created in the minds of people? ‘Jai Shri Ram’ was a very beautiful mantra. He used to shout ‘Jai Shri Ram’ when people wanted to celebrate. But now people get scared when they chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. I just posted a symbolic picture and asked people, where are we headed?”
During the media interview, when Prakash Raj was asked whether political parties were behind the boycott trend? The actor said in gestures that when Deepika Padukone’s film was boycotted, that film collected Rs 500 crore at the box office. At the same time, the film made on the Prime Minister could not cross the figure of 30 crores. Actually, this is a group, which wants to create fear among the people and wants to suppress their voice.
Prakash Raj has given an answer to those who declare Hindi as the national language. The actor said, why do you want us to learn to speak Hindi? So that we can hear you and understand your problems! Or do you want to know our problems? Those who are telling Hindi as the national language, they need to take knowledge. The actor told The Kashmir Files wrong during the interview. He said that there is no fact in the film. Some facts have been distorted.