The controversial filmmaker Kamaluddin Muhammed who is also known as Kamal, has been accused of ‘insulting’ the Indian anthem by state BJP and asked to leave the country immediately. Actress Vidya Balan, who had been signed up for one of his films also ended the contract after such remarks of Kamaluddin. The writer-director who is famous for his work in the Malyalam film industry is being targeted by the Right wing protestors and will be facing their wrath in the coming days.
Kamluddin was currently working on the bilingual biopic on the life of poetess ‘Kamla Das’ starring popular Bollywood actress Vidya Balan. However, Balan who was last seen in Kahani 2 has decided to part ways from the project. The film was titled ‘Aami’ but after the recent controversies may have a tough time reaching to the theatres.
Kamal came into the news when he criticised Kerala police’s action of entering the theatres during the International Film Festival of Kerala. Back then police arrested those people who didn’t stand during the national anthem. When Kamal crticised the move, BJP members gathered outside his house at Kodungallur to protest.
The poetess Kamla Das herself has been a controversial figure after she converted to Islam during the later stages of her life. However, a source close to Vidya Balan clarified that there was no political reason behind Balan’s decision. The Indian Express quoted that the actress wasn’t ready to play the role on screen and wanted more time to get herself prepared.
It is time other members of the Bollywood fraternity learn a lesson from Vidya Balan and understand that our country is much more important than a few bucks which can be earned.
Some people are however of the view that people in Bollywood are not doing anything anti-India for the money. Many people feel that the Bollywood industry is being dominated by some anti-India elements who take pleasure in making fun of our age old culture.