Saif Ali Khan who is riding high on the success of his recently released film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior also starring Ajay Devgn and Kajol gets trolled for his statement on India’s existence. The actor who will be seen in theatres on 7th February once again in an interview said, “I don't think there was a concept of India till the British gave it one.”
In the recent interview video that is doing rounds on the social media platforms, Saif was asked about his stand on the politics of the film to which he said that he doesn't think that Tanhaji is history. "For some reason, I didn’t take a stand. Maybe next time I would.”
When asked what made him take up Udaybhan Singh Rathore’s role he said, “I was very excited to play the role because it’s a delicious role. But when people say this is history, I don’t think this is history. I am quite aware of what the history was. I don’t think there was a concept of India till perhaps the British gave it one. I don’t think there is really any constructive point in arguing about loudly, provided you yourself know why you’re doing it.”
I doubt my stardom constantly - #SaifAliKhan in conversation with @anupamachopra about films that failed, the questionable politics of #Tanhaji and why he’s always been realistic about his stardom. Visit https://t.co/jn5zDEp7hW for the full conversation! pic.twitter.com/yITB7JlDmx— Film Companion (@FilmCompanion) January 18, 2020
As soon as this video released it took the internet at ablaze leaving all the netizens furious. They immediately took to their Twitter handle and started slamming the actor for not knowing the history and calls himself “history buff.” The popular fraternity also came out to slam the actor and among them are Tarek Fatah and Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri.
Tarek wrote, “Bollywood ‘history buff’ #SaifAliKhan claims “there was no concept of ‘India’ until the British came.”Yeah right. French East India Company was about China & Vasco D’Gama went to Fiji.”
Bollywood ‘history buff’ #SaifAliKhan claims “there was no concept of ‘India’ until the British came.”— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) January 19, 2020
Yeah right. French East India Company was about China & Vasco D’Gama went to Fiji.
Last time he invoked he invoked ‘history’ he named his son ‘Timur’
“There was no concept of India till British came”— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) January 19, 2020
When your student gives a duffer answer but teacher gives full marks. No wonder this stupid Film Critic refused to review #TheTashkentFiles and now is unhappy with the success of @ajaydevgn’s #Tanhaji pic.twitter.com/QmoYh2lQfK
Another user wrote, “According to Eminent Historian Saif Ali Khan, #Tanhaji wasn’t historically correct and there was no concept of India until British came. Know your Shivaji, know Chanakya and you would know how old India is”
According to Eminent Historian Saif Ali Khan, #Tanhaji wasn’t historically correct and there was no concept of India until British came.— Monica (@TrulyMonica) January 19, 2020
This is what decades of leftist white-wash does
Know your Shivaji, know Chanakya and you would know how old India ispic.twitter.com/DJibAuw4zN
Dear Saif Ali Khan,— Abhishek (@AbhishBanerj) January 19, 2020
Even 2300 years ago, the Greek ambassador Megasthenes in the court of Chandragupta Maurya recorded his memoirs in a book called "Indika"
And you think there was no concept of "India" before the British.
Suits the IQ level expected from Bollywood.
I am sure ‘History buff’ Saif Ali Khan never heard or read about Taimur/Timur , a Turko-Mongol conquerer who devastated much of Asia in the period around 1400 .. otherwise he wud have never named his cute son Taimur Ali Khan .. just saying— #SupportCAA (@ExSecular) January 19, 2020
"There wasn't a concept of India till British came..." : Saif Ali Khan (supposedly, a history buff)— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) January 19, 2020
Next, he will say
"There wasn't a concept of Bharat till Bharat Bhushan was born"
The film helmed by Om Raut has collected 150 crores so far and on the second weekend, the film is expected to cross 200 crore mark. Ajay was seen portraying the role Tanhaji Malusare, Kajol as Savitribai Malusare and Sharad Kelkar as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.