Saif Ali Khan’s Tanhaji Remarks: ‘His Honesty is a problem’
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Saif Ali Khan’s Tanhaji Remarks: ‘His Honesty is a problem’

Saif Ali Khan makes a pertinent point about Bollywood’s pseudo-historicity but people close to him say he never hesitates to speak his mind

There is  an alarming new  formula  for  pseudo-historical  potboilers  on  Hindi cinema. The  brave indomitable: Hindu warrior  versus  the evil Islamic invader. A number of recent films have followed this trend – Akshay Kumar’s Kesari, Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt’s Panipat and now Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan’s Tanhaji which is doing great business at the box office.

Recently  in an interview with Anupama Chopra Saif Ali  Khan  speaking on the distortion  of history in Tanhaji and  other  films , said, “It bothers me as an Indian or a human being…Maybe I’d  be more careful next time… I don’t think  this is history. I am aware  of what history  was. I don’t think there  was a concept of India till the British came along.”

Predictably Saif has been slammed for his comments  on the social media. While many have ridiculed  him  for  what they see as his  limited  knowledge  of  history  others are  condemning him for coming out against his own film.

While Saif  has  wisely decided  to comment no more on  Indian cinema’s sense  of history a  source close to the actor says, “Saif’s honesty has always been a problem. He  speaks his mind, and faces the consequences. He  recently  made  it very clear  that he  didn’t much care  for the trailer  of his daughter Sara Ali Khan’s   next release Love Aaj Kal. Now he has spoken up about the  nebulous sense  of history  in his own  starrer Tanhaji.”

We hear Ajay Devgan who produces and plays  the  lead  in  Tanhaji is  not  very amused by his co-star’s candour. Will it affect their friendship? It remains to be seen.