Acclaimed character actor Prakash Raj has damaged his silence on the slapping scene within the critically acclaimed Tamil movie ‘Jai Bhim’. Raj, who performs IG Perumalsamy, slaps a Hindi-speaking pawnbroker, who appears to use language as an instrument to obfuscate the reality and his involvement within the crime. The IG asks him to communicate in Tamil. The scene didn’t go down effectively with a sure part of the viewers and triggered a serious debate on social media, with many expressing their displeasure on Twitter.
Tweeting the hyperlink of an interview he had given to a information channel, Prakash Raj on Saturday wrote, “Opened up on the slapping controversy of #JaiBheem and more. Do spend a few minutes to read and share … keep supporting relevant cinema … love you all #JaiBheem.”
In the interview, the actor mentioned, “After watching a film such as ‘Jai Bhim’, they did not see the agony of the tribal people, they did not see and feel terrible about the injustice, they saw only the slap. That is all they understood; this exposes their agenda. That said, certain things have to be documented. For example, the anger of South Indians on Hindi being forced upon them.”
Explaining the relevance of the scene, Raj mentioned: “How else will a police officer who is investigating a case react when he knows that a person who understands the local language, chooses to speak only in Hindi to dodge the interrogation? That has to be documented, right? The film is set in the 1990s. If that character had Hindi imposed on him, he would have reacted this way only. Probably if it came across as more intense, it is also because that is my thought too, and I stand by that thought.”
Replying to his critics with a powerful riposte, the actor mentioned: “For some, the slap scene irked solely as a result of it was Prakash Raj on display. They seem extra bare than me now, as a result of their intent has been revealed.
If the ache of the tribal folks didn’t transfer them, then, all I say is: ‘Unakku ivvalavuthaan purinju daha da, nee thaana avan? (Is that every one you understood? Are you that type of particular person?) There’s no level reacting to such bigots. You know, I got here to Hindi very late. I’ve additionally given again one thing to that business. It’s okay for us to have variations, we now have to study to stay with them. The focus right here is on the injustice. Let us be honest.”