A private complaint has been registered against National award-winning actor Prakash Raj in a Lucknow court by a lawyer over his recent remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, news agency ANI reported. The court is scheduled to hear the complaint on October 7.
Earlier on October 3, at an event in Bengaluru, the actor had said, “Gauri Lankesh’s killers have not been caught yet. But what is more disappointing is people celebrating her murder over social media and spreading hatred. Some of these people who celebrated her (Gauri’s) murder are followed by our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) on Twitter. We have a PM, who shuts his eyes to this.”
The actor further stated that, Prime Minister Modi’s continued silence is worrying and he has continued to follow some people on social media, who had celebrated Lankesh’s killing.
Speaking at the 11th state meet of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) in Bengaluru, Prakash Raj went on the record saying that PM Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are better actors than him. He also said that he wanted to give back his National Awards. While Raj was severely criticised on social media, the actor later clarified on Twitter saying that he isn’t a fool to give away the awards.
In the video message, Prakash said, “I don’t belong to any political party. As a citizen of this country, I have the right to question PM Modi. His silence over Gauri Lankesh’s murder is ‘chilling’.”
He went on to say that: “When we see these people going around acting as if nothing has happened, I feel like giving them the five National Awards I have won for acting.” “Look I am a seasoned actor, can I not see through the acting? Give me some respect. Am I stupid? Are people foolish that they cannot see through all this? Are the youth of today blind? The time has come for Modi to understand this,” Raj continued.
Prakash Raj in one of the finest actors in Indian cinema. He made his Tamil debut with K Balachander’s Duet. Prakash Raj won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for Iruvar. He won the National Award for Best Actor for Kancheevaram. Prakash Raj has won 5 National Awards till date.
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