Friday, May 29, 2015

Doesn’t biopics like AZHAR glorify the baddies?

Biopics these days are the new success mantra in Bollywood thanks to the success of biopics like MAR KOM, BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG, PAAN SINGH TOMAR or Shah Rukh Khan’s hit film CHAK DE INDIA, which inspired from the life of hockey coach Mir Ranjan Negi, etc. 

On the positive side making movies on biographies of inspiring historical personalities is a good idea because these films not only entertain but also inject new vigor and motivate the younger generation to inculcate fighting spirit and achieve their goal. 

However on the flip side biopics made on controversial celebrities with tinted backdrop is a disturbing trend because such movies have a negative influence on the minds of the youngster. Secondly by glorifying such notorious elements of society the film industry is only trying to make them ‘Hero’

For instance Arjun Rampal’s forthcoming film DADDY, a biopic is on the notorious Mumbai gangster turned politician Arun Gawali. Incidentally Gawali, who fondly called Daddy by his fans, is currently serving life time imprisonment for the same.

Another biopic which is in question is Randeep Hoda starrer MAIN AUR CHARLES, depicting the tale of renowned serial killer and drug dealer Charles Shobraj, who was famous as 'Bikini Killer’. 

And last but not the least even Ekta Kapoor’s forthcoming film AZHAR, being made on the life of controversial Indian former cricket captain Mohammad Azhardddin staring Emraan Hashmi. 

Though there is no second opinion that Azharuddin as a batsman and Indian Captain has been stupendous but the dark side of his career is that he has been found guilty of fixing matches with a bookmaker, Mukesh Gupta but the Central Bureau of Investigation, India’s federal probe agency and banned for life from playing cricket.

Salman Khan a Free Man as important hit-and-run case files destroyed in Mantralaya fire!

Salman Khan’s fans have reasons to rejoice, no not because the first look of Salman Khan’s latest upcoming movie BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN has been released as per the schedule or Salman Khan has promised his fans (who do not understand English) to tweet simultaneously in Hindi and Urdu but there is a bigger reason to enjoy!

Readers may wonder what can be the other reason. Is Bhaijaan (Salman Khan fondly called by his fans) marrying? Well the news is even bigger than this!! 

So behold your breath and read…………

According to RTI (Right To Information) activist who sought information regarding the details of the Salman Khan 2002 hit-and-run case from the Maharashtra government it has been revealed that Maharashtra government does not have ANY INFORMATION on Bollywood actor Salman Khan's 2002 hit-and-run case as all the important files containing vital information about Salman Khan’s police case have been gutted in the unfortunate fire that blazed at Mantralaya few years back!

Briefing media about the RTI, Mansoor Darvesh, the RTI activist informed, “I had filed the RTI query seeking information about the total number of counsels, lawyers, solicitors, legal advisors, public prosecutors, etc. engaged and appointed by the state government to fight the Salman Khan hit and run case but to my horror the government in its reply regretted that they do have knowledge as related documents have been LOST hence it cannot be made available".

Lamenting at the inefficiency of the Maharashtra government’s blatant incompetence to protect important files Darvesh, added, “The government had promised to the people that all files that got destroyed in the fire will be reconstructed. But alas! All the promises made by the government seem nothing but eyewash. The reality has been exposed.” 

Expressing utter disappointment at Maharashtra government’s helplessness to reconstruct the crucial files destroyed in fire, Darvesh said, “Like Salman Khan there might be many more such important cases that may NOT reach any conclusion due to lack of evidence mentioned in the flamed files!!”