Naseeruddin Shah Calls The Mughals ‘Refugees’ & Not ‘Invaders’, Faces Massive Backlash

From the Hindi film industry to those celebrating the Taliban’s return in Afghanistan, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah clearly has a very strong opinion about things happening around him which he doesn’t flinch from expressing. However, some of his comments are met with applause and some with backlash.

The latter is something which happened recently. In a recent interview with journalist Karan Thapar, Naseeruddin Shah called the Mughals “refugees” who gifted us the tradition of music, dance, literature, etc. India Today quoted him saying:

“The so-called atrocities of the Mughals are being highlighted all the time. We forget that the Mughals are people who have contributed to the country. They are people who have left lasting monuments in the country, who have left the tradition of dancing, music, painting, literature. Mughals came here to make this their homeland. You can call them refugees if you like.”

Have a look at the video here:

However, his statement received tremendous backlash online. He soon started to trend on Twitter as many people reminded him that Mughals were “invaders” and not “refugees”.


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You can watch the entire video of his interview here.

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