No intolerance, it’s only in Karan Johar’s mind, says Prakash Jha

Taking a swipe at Karan Johar for his recent comments, Prakash Jha said there is no "intolerance" in the country and the society is strong.

By: PTI | Pune | Updated: January 23, 2016 11:50 pm
Karan Johar, Karan Johar Intolerance, Prakash Jha, Prakash Jha Intolerance, Karan johar News, Intolerance Debate, Intolerance in india, Intolerance Issue, Entertainment news When asked about his take on the statement Karan Johar made about intolerance, Prakash Jha said, “He (Johar) had talked about his own state of mind and not the current state of the country.”

Taking a swipe at Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar for his recent comments, director Prakash Jha said there is no “intolerance” in the country and the society is strong.

The 63-year-old helmer was here to promote his upcoming film “Jai Gangaajal”.

When asked about his take on the statement Johar made about intolerance, Jha said, “He (Johar) had talked about his own state of mind and not the current state of the country. Why should we worry about his state of mind? He just described his mental state and it is his right to express himself.”

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Jha said he personally feels that “there is no situation like intolerance in the country”.

“Our society is strong and we have been respecting each other cultures and communities,” he added.

Johar’s controversial remarks on intolerance, kicked up a storm with the Congress hitting out against the Modi government accusing it of stifling freedom of expression and BJP dismissing the criticism saying India is the most tolerant country.

Also read: There’s certain insensitivity in India: Kajol

Wading into the intolerance debate, Johar had said, “The talk about freedom of expression is the biggest joke I believe in the world. Democracy is the second biggest joke I think.”

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First Published on: January 23, 2016 9:05 pm
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    Jai Kumar
    Jan 23, 2016 at 7:53 pm
    There isn't intolerance . Yes few people have expressed their opinion. Just fo your info. India has been secular for generations. It's been a birthplace of Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism ,etc etc. We have welcomed Parsis and Jews. Yes there is a problem with Muslims psyche and Christian as these two religions have not owned the ethos of them nation. One looks to Saudi for parental guidance the other seeks the solace of the west. Both seek to colour the world in its creed.Your heart bleeds for Palestinians rather than your Hindu neighbour. India is where we pray to allGods and do not claim ownership to any one version of faith. India is older than Islam, older than Hinduism, older than Congress or BJP. It will outlast these publicity seeking ......
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      Jai Kumar
      Jan 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm
      Yeah I lived a slave's life there . Where you cannot even speak your mind. Try saying a word against is A. Two people were arrested for taking selfies on the burning hotel on New year five. That is Dubai you moron.
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        Amit
        Jan 24, 2016 at 12:55 am
        I didn't watch Dilwale and stopped 70 friends from doing so......... watched Airlift thrice as of now. See what we do to Dangal. TOLERATE
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          Aryan
          Jan 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm
          Apparently you are not a real Ravi Shankar... You are just hiding your self under the burqua... Pls reveal your real name Mohammad Bin Laden..
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            Aryan
            Jan 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm
            Hey you are son of Mohammad bin laden...pls reveal your real name moron...
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              Sirius
              Jan 23, 2016 at 5:15 pm
              Mr. Jha has made some very thought provoking films on the prevailing state of law and order in what could resemble Bihar/U.P. . 'Gangajal' and 'Apharan' are examples . Sad to say , that the actual state of law and order is again increasingly resembling its portrayal in these movies ...
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                Sirius
                Jan 24, 2016 at 5:01 am
                mycountry : Incorrect theories propagated by Prof. (Emeritus) Irfan Habib and Romila Thapar ! Modern genomic, language and geographical research has contradicted the Aryan Invasion theory ! In short, there was no Aryan Invasion and we are the same people from Indus valley to Dravidians . Get your facts right !
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                  Chander Pal
                  Jan 24, 2016 at 12:12 am
                  He wants to be in the good books of Hindu bashing brigade of khans.. And by the way he is as much a literary person as say Dara Singh was a cricketer.
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                    George
                    Jan 23, 2016 at 5:52 pm
                    Karan Johar has a perverted mind. He is a chela of shah rukh khan and will say or do like him. Another disgrace for our country.
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                      George
                      Jan 23, 2016 at 5:56 pm
                      Kiyanoosh,Don't sit and preach from the US. There are politicians and thugs like shah rukh,Aamir,Karan who have made the Moolah in India and speak against it. They are traitors of India.
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                        Balgit
                        Jan 25, 2016 at 12:17 am
                        The director of Gangajal, Aarakshan, Apaharan and Rajneeti should watch his own movies and then understand that an atmosphere of intolerance can be perpetuated by certain elements or group in a largely peaceful tolerant society.
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                          Murthy Bharath
                          Jan 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm
                          This Karan Johar is a stand up comedian actually he turned out to be Karan Joker. He had the freedom to state what he wants, he was the one few months ago had the freedom to conduct Obscene Roast Show for which he was taken to task. The frustration speaks up. Let him define democracy? and also what type of freedom he wants? Some one should educate this educated illetrate that freedom does not mean free for all.
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                            chinu
                            Jan 24, 2016 at 4:57 am
                            Jha saab well said.... karan is just a cartoon
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                              marwak d
                              Jan 24, 2016 at 4:10 am
                              what can U expect from the companions of Sharukh and Co. Govt should appoint an SIT about the funding of their films. Even if there films are failure in India they are hit overseas. Govt. should check if they are getting funds from illegal and anti India supporters. They should also check their involvement in IPL teams. If D companies are involved in buying IPL teams. Keeping a close watch on these people can even allow us to know exact wheverabouts of D gang leaders.
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                                fahad bin
                                Jan 23, 2016 at 7:38 pm
                                Everyone knows the truth. no one can even express the feeling. so bad is the situation these days in india. guest what would happen to our country if BJP rule for 5 more years. India's "secular Country" tag would be history.
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                                  Raghu Panjala
                                  Jan 24, 2016 at 9:46 am
                                  Here comes another Indian star berating actions of RSS goons and the climate they are creating and feku gang as usual will bring its swords out.Shame!!!
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                                    Harish Advani
                                    Jan 23, 2016 at 10:44 pm
                                    "Billy Bunter" (aka Karan Johar) appears to be losing his mind!.Could he also be a pure and simple attention seeker?.Having had a run of average/below average films put out by his production company, does he miss the adulation and the limelight?.
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                                      Harish Advani
                                      Jan 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm
                                      Disappearance of the word 'Secular' would probably be a good thing.Would create a more uniform society at ease with itself.After all the word 'Secular' did not appear in the consution originally.It was added on by Indira hi for political expediency during her emergency rule. It is high time the two words added to the consution during IG's emergency rule are deleted and the consution restored to the original status quo.
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                                        George Cruz
                                        Jan 23, 2016 at 11:23 pm
                                        Many of the Bollywood actors are intoxicated with lots of wealth and are out touch with the reality. These Bollywood s are and have been the supporters of the communal congress party for their self interests and not in the interests of the country.
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                                          Arun
                                          Jan 23, 2016 at 4:55 pm
                                          who is this joker sitting in US and pes the judgement
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                                            Chandra Sekaran VT
                                            Jan 25, 2016 at 11:03 am
                                            The Joker karan johar depends heavily on Muslims for his movies and hence this joker has to please muslim actors.As hindus will keep quite and digest any injustice, he has no need to be fair and honorable to hindus.
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