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Mukesh Khanna bashes Ekta Kapoor for modernizing Mahabharat, says, “Who has given the right to slaughter an epic?”
Mukesh Khanna, who is known for playing the lead character in ‘Shaktimaan’, recently lashed out at Ekta Kapoor as he feels that she ruined Mahabharata in her show ‘kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki’ by modernizing it. He claims that she ruined ancient history for the audience by giving it her own twist.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Mukesh opened up about a new version of ‘Shaktimaan’ for the younger generation. The veteran actor said that he will not be following Ekta’s style to make the sequel of his hit show.
“The new version of ‘Shaktimaan’ cannot be the way Ekta Kapoor made ‘Mahabharata’ (in 2008) by putting a tattoo on Draupadi’s shoulder. She had said that she was making Mahabharata for modern people. ‘Sanskriti kabhi modern nahi ho sakti, putri. Jis din Sanskriti ko modern karoge, khatam ho jayegi’ (Culture can never be modern, The day you try to make culture modern, the culture will be over),” he told the tabloid.
Mukhesh didn’t stop there, he said that if the name of the show was ‘Kyunki Greek Bhi Kabhi Hindustani The’, then he would have accepted Ekta’s ‘Mahabharat’. Mukesh was clearly losing his cool as he questioned “Who has given them the right to slaughter an epic? They have changed the actual version of Devarath’s ‘Bhishma Pratigya’ to something else and created a vamp-like image for Satyavati.”
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Mukesh’s two of the most famous shows, ‘Shaktimaan’ and ‘Mahabharat’ have returned on television for people to enjoy it during the lockdown. The actor was also in the headlines for slamming Sonakshi Sinha, who failed to answer a question related to Ramayan on ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. He told TOI that he feels the reruns of mythological shows will help people like Sonakshi, who has no knowledge about the mythological sagas.
Well, let’s see what Ekta Kapoor has to say about the actor’s recent comment.
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