Manoj Muntashir called Mughals ‘dacot’, being criticized on social media

A statement of Bollywood director Kabir Khan is currently in discussion. In fact, in an interview, he has described the Mughals as the real nation builders. Along with this, he has expressed displeasure over the Mughals being shown as killers. Now famous lyricist Manoj Muntashir has come into the limelight by tweeting a video. In this video Manoj Muntashir compares Mughal emperors to dacoits.

Manoj Muntashir, who has written songs for films like ‘Kesari’ and ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’, shared a video on his Twitter handle on August 24. ‘Whose descendant are you?’ The video has been shared by title. In this video of Manoj Muntashir, he is saying that the country has been brainwashed and roads have been named after ‘dacoits’ like Akbar, Humayun and Jahangir.

All the celebs including actress Richa Chadha, director Neeraj Ghaywan and lyricist and screenwriter Mayur Puri have not liked his words. However, many users including filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri have also supported Manoj Muntashir.

Richa Chadha said, ‘Shameful. Bad poem. Not worth watching. Your surname should also be removed. Why take advantage of something you hate? Neeraj Ghaywan said, ‘Inclusion of casteism with bigotry.’

Mayur Puri said, ‘Writers should not act like haters of their work. No country has a completely pink history. But the writers should do the work of extinguishing the fire, not of setting the fire. Please don’t feel bad, but I am a little disappointed that you are doing this kind of work.’

Lyricist Hussain Hydari said, “This is not the first time that Manoj Muntashir has acted to spread hatred or lies.” Historian S Irfan Habib said, ‘Disappointed to see writers like Manoj Muntashir ‘venomising’ and ‘presenting false and fictional arguments in the form of history’.

A section of Twitter users came out in support of Manoj Muntashir and said that the author has only introduced people to the “forgotten real history” of the country and the Mughals. Filmmaker Agnihotri tweeted, “Manoj Muntashir has been boldly presenting his point of view in public in his poems. You don’t know it doesn’t mean that he has suddenly changed.’


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