[WATCH] ' I Want To See Modi In…' Naseeruddin Shah's Recent Comments On PM Modi Sparks Outrage On Social Media


Naseeruddin Shah’s recent remarks about Prime Minister Modi wearing a skullcap have ignited widespread controversy online. The veteran actor, known for his outspoken views, suggested that Modi should consider donning a skullcap as a symbolic gesture towards India’s Muslim community.

Naseeruddin Shah wants to see PM Modi 'in a skullcap someday' | Bollywood -  Hindustan Times

In an interview with The Wire, Shah commented

 ”Modi seems fond of headgear. I’d like to see him wear a skullcap someday… just wearing a skullcap would be a gesture. After his refusal to wear skullcap at a function, where the maulvis presented him with one, it is difficult to erase that memory.”

The actor referred to an event in 2011.

Naseeruddin went on to express

”But if he does, it would be a gesture that ‘I am not separate from you. You and I are citizens of the same country. I have no aversion to you’. If he were to convince the Muslims of this country of that I think that would be a great help.”

Naseeruddin Shah criticized the absence of Muslim representation in Modi’s current cabinet, marking it as a notable departure from historical precedent.

Shah said,

‘It is depressing, but not surprising. The hatred for Muslims seems to be visceral… Hamid Ansari said there is an element of apprehension among the Muslims in the country”.

”It is something we just have to get to, it is not something the Hindus alone or the Muslims alone can do. It is something we have to do together”. 

I'd Like To See Him Wear A Skullcap Someday': Naseeruddin Shah On PM Modi -  TheDailyGuardian

I'd Like To See Him Wear A Skullcap Someday': Naseeruddin Shah On PM Modi -  TheDailyGuardian

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His comments have fueled intense reactions across social media, with many Hindu community members expressing strong dissent. Have a look at reactions:

Shah’s candid remarks continue to stir debate, reflecting his ongoing role as a vocal commentator on socio-political issues in India.