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Saif Ali Khan admits to misrepresentation of history in ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’
Saif Ali Khan played the role of the Udaybhan Singh Rathore in Ajay Devgn‘s recently released film ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’. The film’s story revolved around the bravery of Tanaji Malusare, who was the military leader of Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire.
Now post the release of the film, Saif has spoken about the misrepresentation of history and how this ‘dangerous idea’ has caught on which is not at all a good thing.
In an interview with Anupama Chopra, Saif talking about the representation of facts in the film and how he should have taken a stand, he said, “For some reason, I didn’t take a stand… maybe next time I would. I was very excited to play the role because it’s a delicious role. But when people say this is history; I don’t think this is history. I am quite aware of what the history was.”
The actor went on to add that despite being the “intelligentsia, the cultural voice of the country a populist approach is being taken by the filmmakers and actors which is not great but sadly that’s the truth.
The self-confessed history buff went on to add, “I would really like to a part of a film industry that would take a stand that wouldn’t make mass kind of films like that. Films that would rather say ‘hey this is what history is’ rather than mould it to certain kind of belief. But people say that is what runs and that’s what’s given it the extra kind of bump, I mean it’s more than just action movie. There’s an idea there that seems to have caught on, but certainly a dangerous idea.”
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