The makers of India’s Most Wanted has finally dropped the trailer of the film earlier today. Recently, Arjun Kapoor who plays the lead, at the trailer launch said that terrorism has no religion and as an individual, he puts humanity before religious identity.
The teaser of the film which was released on April 16 drew ire on social media for showing a faceless terrorist, referred to as India’s Osama, citing the Bhagavad Gita to explain the body and soul connection to justify human killing. Asked about his reaction on the criticism, Arjun at the trailer launch said, “I am not a Hindu. I am not a Muslim. I am an Indian. We are all Indians who are making this film”.
“Therefore, we are putting our country and humanity before anything. This film is about people who don’t think about religion, caste and creed. I do not want to discuss that and give it importance. We would rather want to discuss the work of our intelligence bureau,” he added.
Arjun said that it is easy for people to just sit at home and use words to rationalise thoughts. “People use religion to make others think in a certain way. We are making a film that is pro-Indian,” said the Ishaqzaade actor.
As Jaish-e-Mohammad leader Masood Azhar has been declared a global terrorist by the UN Security Council, Arjun said he hoped justice would be served towards humanity by taking the right action against him. “It’s good that the UN has agreed that he is a threat to humanity and it is about time that better sense prevails. We all can see how the government has been proactive in trying to get him to be called a threat. Now that he is, I just hope action is taken and justice happens,” Arjun added.
Trailer of India’s Most Wanted:
Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film also features Amrita Puri, Rajesh Sharma, Prashant and Shantilal Mukherjee in pivotal roles. Produced by Fox Star Studios, Myra Karn, and Raj Kumar Gupta himself, India’s Most Wanted is slated to release on May 24.
(With inputs from IANS)