Taapsee Pannu, who turned 31 on Wednesday, says her forthcoming film “Mulk” presents “true patriotism and nationalism” and those who are having problems with it need to have an open mind. “True patriotism and nationalism have been presented in this film, and if anyone has a problem with it, then their idea is probably diluted and they are not open-minded (enough) to see the point from the other side as well. Whoever has a problem with it… the problem lies within their minds,” Taapsee said.
“I feel it’s better we have an open mindset to see what exactly we are trying to say. In ‘Mulk’, we have not criticised any community, and neither have we said any community is good or bad. We have just shown the true picture and left it to the audience to make the choice,” she added.
Asked how the film could contribute to changing people’s mindsets, Taapsee said her intention was not to preach. “There has been a lot of prejudice around beliefs about communities and religion, (and also) caste, for that matter. In this film, we deal with those prejudices and how they are wrong and how this conditioning has been done to our minds over all these years and to the benefit of certain people. Over the years, we have been conditioned that certain communities need to be looked upon in a certain typical way. So I think we need to question the logic behind it. ‘Mulk’ is going to question that logic — and where did it start and why did it start and the need to change it immediately,” said the actress.