Actor Akhlaque Khan, who is best known for his roles in shows like Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Season 2 and Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar Kya Karein was recently in news for his short film, Kiss which is also co-produced and written by him.
While the film has gone on to receive a lot of appreciation otherwise, there has been some criticism too.
According to a leading news portal, the actor-producer got trolled for being a Muslim producer and making a non-Muslim perform vulgar scenes.
To this Akhlaque decided to write an open letter which read as-
Your comment makes me laugh and feel sad at the same time.
It's funny because these thoughts never occur to us. We are fortunate enough to be in an industry where we don't cast or work with people depending on their religion. We don't even befriend, date or marry someone keeping that criteria in mind. When we come to this city with limited resources, we are helped by good people (that's their identity). We share rooms with good friends (religion no bar).
I feel sad that people like you think of themselves as the torch bearer of Indian culture. What culture are you talking about? Because last when I checked, Indian culture was about unity in diversity. It is about tolerance and love. It is about brotherhood. India is much bigger and richer to fit into your tiny brain of limited perception. And I am proud that I am a part of the industry that celebrates the spirit of India.
I feel sad for you and people like you of every religion. Because you guys don't understand the purpose of any religion.
What you follow is the polluted form of spirituality. Religion indeed nowadays is "spirituality gone wrong". Me and my friends don't mind going to hell (like you mentioned) if people like you are not going to be there. I am sure you will go to heaven for saving the culture. Trust me, hell will be heaven without people like you.