There are reports that actor Aamir Khan is all set to play the role of Lord Krishna in the 1,000 crore budget movie Mahabharata. As soon as the news was out, French political writer and journalist François Gautier wrote on his Twitter account: “Why should @AamirKhan, a Muslim, play in most ancient & sacred of Hindu epics, the Mahabharata? Is @BJP4India Govt of @narendramodi going to be like the @INCIndia & just stand by in name of secularism??? Would Muslims allow a Hindu to play life of Mohamed?”
Indian poet and lyricist, Javed Akhtar expressed his anger over Gautier tweet and comes in support of Aamir Khan.
“You scoundrel, have you not seen Peter Brooks production of this great epic Mahabharata in France. I would like to know which foreign agency is paying you to spread this kind of perverse and poisonous thoughts in our country.”
“You ignorant unfortunate imbecile, obviously you know nothing about our Indian traditions and culture. Do you know who were Ras khan bullay shah Waris Shah, Baba Farid Nazeer Akbarabadi, Nizir Banarasi, Bismillah Khan? You are just a frog in the stinking well of communalism.”