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Naseeruddin Shah wants to see PM Modi ‘in a skullcap someday’

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Jun 12, 2024 02:46 PM IST

Naseeruddin Shah has shared his views on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's coming to power for the third time in a new interview.

Naseeruddin Shah has spoken about Narendra Modi becoming India's Prime Minister for the third time after the Lok Sabha election 2024. In a recent interview with The Wire, the veteran actor said he would like to see PM Modi wear a skullcap to show Indian Muslims he has ‘no aversion’ to them. Also read: Ratna Pathak Shah shares one thing she hates about husband Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah talked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a new interview.
Naseeruddin Shah talked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a new interview.

‘Modi seems fond of headgear’

When asked about no Muslim representation in Modi 3.0 cabinet, a first in Indian history, Naseeruddin Shah said, “It is depressing, but not surprising. The hatred for Muslims seems to be visceral… Hamid Ansari (former Vice President) said there is an element of apprehension among the Muslims in the country. It is something we just have to get to, it is not something the Hindus alone or the Muslims alone can do. It is something we have to do together."

Naseeruddin, who has often shared his honest political views, added, "Modi seems fond of headgear. I’d like to see him wear a skullcap someday… just wearing a skullcap would be a gesture. After his refusal to wear skullcap at a function (in 2011), where the maulvis presented him with one, it is difficult to erase that memory. But if he does, it would be a gesture that ‘I am not separate from you. You and I are citizens of the same country. I have no aversion to you'. If he were to convince the Muslims of this country of that I think that would be a great help.”

PM Modi's third term

PM Modi is the second Indian leader to win a third consecutive term after founding Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) unanimously passed a resolution to elect Narendra Modi as their leader on June 5. He was sworn in as the PM on June 9.

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