From President Arif Alvi to Lollywood superstar Mehwish Hayat, people have termed it “dangerous”.
The social media users are calling it another move of “Indian PM Modi’s anti-Muslim policy”.
President Arif Alvi wrote, “Dangerous for India. In this Islamophobic hatred India will destroy itself, no less. I hope & pray that sane elements within Indian society prevent this. Milton Kandera wrote that 'the first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture,”.
The recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz and renowned film actress Mehwish Hayat also called it “dangerous”. She tweeted, “Sooryavanshi”is the latest film in Bollywood promoting islamophobia. The tide is turning in Hollywood & I hope that across the border they will also follow suit. As I’ve said, if not positive depictions,at least be fair in the way that you show Muslims. Build bridges not hatred!,”.
Sooryavanshi was released on November 5 on the occasion of Diwali.
He also said: “if a terrorist from Pakistan comes to our country, what name would we give to him and what would be his religion?,”. He proved by his response that the film was based on anti-Muslim content.