I will not watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bajrangi_Bhaijaan_PosterI know it is is not right say something like this because there is so much money and dreams that go into movie making. But here Salman Khan is the producer as well. Even though I love movies so much and have all my love and respect to people who make the art possible and have friends in the fraternity who might be angry with me; there are some times when the real life takes over reel life. Times when you have to take a stand to prove a point.

I don’t have the slightest guilt in saying I won’t watch this Salman Khan movie because Salman Khan is the guy who is guilty of killing a homeless man by running over him in his SUV under the influence of alcohol. And the mahan (great) justice system let’s him go after finding him guilty on all charges. Then why should I watch his movie and partake in funding someone who is free after committing a crime, just because he is special.

It really does not matter what humanitarian and good things you do, you cannot escape from the fact that you are free because of your money, power and celebrity status. This is not the indication of a fair world you make around you and not a sense of the slogan ‘Being Human’. To be a human what one needs to do is ‘not lie about something inhuman that is done by you’ and if done by mistake, never deny it and not use your power to escape. You can argue that anyone who did it would do the same as no one likes to be punished and may be you are a great man after all this to your fans but it does not convince me to watch your movie

It has been 13 years one homeless man is dead and four other were seriously injured; People will still remember the names of all your characters in all the movies you acted and made block busters in the last 13 years. But the victims are still called, still referred as ‘Homeless people’… NO identity….? NO name….? NO representation….? Is that ‘Being Fair’ mr. ‘Being Human’ Bhaijaan?

Even I don’t know their names, I tried finding but could not, so I am assuming we also would not know where they are now and in what situation. But I want to dedicate this post to them and also to Ravindra Patil your bodyguard who is no more… I would rather be fair than be a fan of you. Sorry….

BajrangiYou can be the greatest Bhaijaan in movie as a non lying, perfect gentleman, but sometimes for a movie goer real life takes over reel life. And here for me the crime in your real life is more visible and clearer than the make belief goodness, fairness and correctness you portray in your film. You are not getting my applause this time Mr. Khan

I want to in this same blog also apologize to Kabir Khan the director as well as Salman’s co-stars Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as well as co-producer of the movie Rockline Venkatesh. Sorry I cannot watch the movie as I think it will be unfair if just after a few weeks I forget the facts and whistle and clap to the bollywood moves of Salman Khan.

When I see the law bend and squeeze for you I remember the statement you made after the 26/11 attack “It was the elite that was targeted this time. Five star hotels and stuff. So they panicked. Then they got up and spoke about it. My question is why not before. Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much.”

selfie le le reWah.. and what are you? you are also part of an elite group that gets away with a crime which would have landed any common man in jail without a second thought. Endangered black buck killing case and you walk free; Drunken driving and kills a homeless man and injures four, still walks free… If this is not elite I wonder what is… May be you can explain

Sorry Salman, may be you should take all the profit from the movie and the even your payment and do something for homeless people around you and post selfies of that instead of dancing to the ‘selfie le le re’ song….  Every Journey has a fare Mr. Bajrangi Bhaijaan and one has to pay, if not in money at least in kind… Do your part… make a difference in the life of the people you drunk and drove through….

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