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.

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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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    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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