Actor Prakash Raj is known for his remarkable work in films, Singham and Wanted to name just a couple, but now he is trending on the internet for his controversial remarks about PM Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and the social media is outraged massively. As seen in the video, actor Prakash Raj while speaking at South Conclave 2018 organised by India Today said, “I am anti-Modi, I am anti-Hegde (Anant Kumar Hegde), I am anti-Amit Shah.” Prakash Raj further said, “And, according to me, they are not Hindus.” Citing a reason behind his controversial remark, Prakash Raj said, “The person who supports killing cannot be a Hindu.” He added, “When they can decide that I am not Hindu, I will tell them you are not Hindu.”
WATCH: What Prakash Raj said about PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Anant Kumar Hegde
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Earlier, the BJP’s Karnataka unit had slammed actor Prakash Raj for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on those celebrating the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, saying he has shown political immaturity. Raj had described as chilling the silence of Modi on those celebrating the killing of Lankesh, including the ones followed by him on Twitter. State senior BJP leader and spokesman S Suresh Kumar had said, “The actor has shown his political immaturity by making a statement that suits his political ideology. Such allegations were made to win accolades.”
While questioning Modi’s silence, Raj appeared to suggest that he felt like returning his awards to such actors who are acting as though nothing has happened, but later insisted that he was not such a fool to give back national awards.
Raj, who has acted in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil movies, had been a family friend of Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants here on September 5. The BJP spokesman also sought to know why the actor preferred to remain silent during the Cauvery agitation by saying that he is only an actor. “If Raj wants to be active in politics, let him start his own political party. We do not want him to issue any certificate to Modi,” S Suresh Kumar had said.