Kabir Khan is an Indian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. He started his career working in documentary films, and then made his feature film directorial debut with Kabul Express further he did films like New York, Ek Tha Tiger, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Phantom and Tubelight.
Recently Kabir Khan in an interview said “I find it hugely problematic and disturbing because what really makes me upset is that it’s being done just to go with the popular narrative. If you want to demonize the Mughals, please base it on some research and make us understand why they were the villains that you think they were.” This statement made a great fuss leading to trolling. But against the trolling Kabir mentioned he called Mughals “the original nation builders” and added that people can have different viewpoints, but filmmakers should research before making a point.
Twitter loaded with hate comments calling Kabir Talibani and what not. Khan when interviewed he added, “But what are you basing it on? Please point out the historical evidence. Please have an open debate, just don’t go with the narrative that you think will be popular.” Kabir Khan further said that demonising Mughals and other Muslim rulers in India’s history have become very easy now.
“Trying to fit them into preconceived stereotypes, is distressing. I cannot respect those films, unfortunately. That’s my personal opinion, of course, I can’t speak for larger audiences, but I definitely get upset by those kinds of portrayals,” he said.