South actor Prakash Raj who is known for solid performances in South as well as Hindi film has recently said that Bollywood industry has boycotted him. Yes, the ‘Dabangg 2’ actor told a web portal that since October last year, Hindi film industry side-lined him as he started criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
Reportedly, Prakash Raj has launched a fight against the top BJP leadership, and is now campaigning against the party in the Karnataka assembly elections. During an interview with ThePrint, he said about how his long-time friend and journalist, Gauri Lankesh was killed and his life changed after commenting on Modi and BJP government.
He said, “There is no problem (with the film industry) in the south, but there has been no offer from the Hindi film industry since I started speaking out.”
About Gauri Lankesh’s death, the 53-year-old National-award winning actor, Prakash Raj said, “Gauri’s death disturbed me a lot… She was asking questions. When she was silenced, I felt guilty. Did we leave her alone in her fight? The more I question, the more attempts to silence me, be it (by) character assassination, threat or (by) trying to stop my work… it’s the BJP.”
Prakash Raj also questioned on BJP president Amit Shah’s credentials. He said, “Why are we afraid of Amit Shah ji? What are his credentials as a leader? Have you (Shah) given one of the most path breaking, progressive ideas to the country? Have you brought the most scientific approach? His strength is he is a Chanakya. He can topple governments. He can win elections… Is this what I need?”
Well, after this Prakash Raj’s shocking claims, let’s see how people would react to it.