There is an alarming new formula for pseudo-historical potboilers on Hindi cinema. The brave indomitable: Hindu warrior versus the evil Islamic invader. …Recently in an interview with Anupama Chopra Saif Ali Khan speaking on the distortion of history in Tanhaji and other films , said, “It bothers me as an Indian or a humanbeing…Maybe I’d be more careful next time… I don’t think this is history. I am aware of what history was. I don’t think there was a concept of India till the British came along.”
Predictably Saif has been slammed for his comments on the social media.While many have ridiculed him for what they see as his limited knowledge of history others are condemning him for coming out against his own film.
While Saif has wisely decided to comment no more on Indian cinema’s sense of history a source close to the actor says, “Saif’s honesty has always been a problem. He speaks his mind, and faces the consequences. He recently made it very clear that he didn’t much care for the trailer of his daughter Sara Ali Khan’s next release Love Aaj Kal. Now he has spoken up about the nebulous sense of history in his own starrer Tanhaji.”
We hear Ajay Devgan who produces and plays the lead in Tanhaji is not very amused by his co-star’s candour.