Saif Ali Khan is currently basking in the success of his recently released film Tanhaji: the unsung warrior, with co-stars Ajay Devgan and Kajol. In an interview with film critic Anupama Chopra, Saif talked about the current social climate in the country and the polarising politics and said, “I don’t think this is history. I don’t think there was a concept of India till the British gave it one.”
Kangana Ranaut was asked to comment on the same, she said the existence of Mahabharata proves that a United India existed before the British took over the country. “This is not true. If there was no Bharat, then what was Mahabharata? That, 5,000-year-old text that was written, what was it? What did Ved Vyas write? Some people have just created these narratives that suit them. Sri Krishna was in Mahabharata. So there was a Bharat, that’s why it was mahaan(great) . All the kings of India came together to fight that war. So, it’s natural….,”.
Now, Saif is being trolled on Twitter for his comments. Many even called out Saif for claiming to be a history buff. Saif did not oppose the alteration to history in the film, he said, “For some reasons I didn’t take a stand. Maybe next time I would. 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.”
Saif is now being criticised by some for his remarks while many are also supporting him.