Everyone is silent in the present environment of the country says Shatrughan Sinha
In the third session of Sahitya Aaj Tak, BJP MP and actor Shatrughan Sinha and former journalist and writer Bharti Pradhan had a chat with Prasun Vajpayee. Bharti Pradhan discussed Shatrughan's book 'Anything but Khaamosh'. Sinha talked about the current political situation. He said, "I gave the first copy of my book to President Ramnath Kovind. Couldn't give it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as it didn't come out by the time I Iast met him."On his famous 'Khaamosh' dialogue, Sinha said, "Now it seems that we all have become silent. There is silence in the current atmosphere of the country." Sinha read a poem and spoke his mind on the current human condition through the verse.
CAME TO POLITICS ON THE ADVICE OF ADVANI
Shatrughantalked about his entry into politics and how it happened after he was advisedby Lal Krishna Advani. In the mid-term elections on Advani's orders, he startedhis political innings by contesting against Rajesh Khanna. He said that after losing the election, hevowed not to go to the BJP office at Ashok Road.
I WAS THE FIRST BOLLYWOOD VILLAIN WHO WAS CHEERED BYTHE AUDIENCE
Hetalked on making his own identity from the villainous role in the movies. Hesaid, "I did something different in the way villains were portrayed inmovies. I was the first villain for whom people used to bow down at the screen.This never happened before me. It also came in foreign press that for the firsttime in India, a villain is getting cheered on.""This applause led meto producers, directors and more movies and soon they started casting me as ahero, instead of villain," he added
EVEN IN PAKISTAN, CHILDREN TELL ME TO SAY 'KHAAMOSH'
Sinhawent on to talk about how he treated his roles. He said, "I never saw theroll as good or bad nut just did my best. My mantra to the young generation isto prove yourself that you are the best. If not, then prove that you are themost different. Be original and don't lose hope." "When I go toPakistan, children say to repeat my famous dialogue 'Khaamosh'." Sinhasaid that 'Sholay' and 'Deewar' were films offered to him and he refused. Themovies went on to become big blockbusters and cementing Amitabh Bachchan as the star of the century. He ishappy that his friend became a superstar because of these movies. He admittedthat it was his mistake to not do these films and keeping that in mind, henever watched the two movies.