Upcoming actor Kalyan Jana has stirred a hornet’s nest with his interview against MNS chief Raj Thackeray, wherein he calls Thackeray a ‘hi#da’ and a ‘dog’.
The interview was based on some scenes from a forthcoming film in which Jana plays the main lead and takes on an anti-north Indian politician.
Jana’s interview was with regard to his film ‘Mein Hoon Auto Walla‘ which is based on the rendezvous of a north Indian youth with harsh realities and regional discrimination in the city of Mumbai.
It covers various incidents of vandalism including the beating up of hawkers and vegetable vendors in Mumbai by MNS activists.
The film tries to cash in on the controversial situation in Mumbai pertaining to a earlier anti-north Indian campaign led by Raj Thackeray and his party MNS.
The film has adopted the eyeball catching tactic of cashing in on the anti-immigrant controversy brewing in Maharashtra over the last decade or so.
Speaking to IndiaScoops.com, Kalyan Jana said, “Films are the mirror of society and the scenes in my film are mere dramatic representation of what is currently prevailing in society. What film deals with is the reality that has been existent in Mumbai for quite some time now. Violent confrontation between north-Indian immigrants and locals in India’s financial capital is not a new development.”
Some decades back, Raj Thackeray’s uncle Balasaheb Thackeray made his political foothold in Maharashtra by raising the anti-south Indian campaign. Mein Hoon Auto Walla tries to depict the hardships of immigrants in Mumbai and their victimization and exploitation by politicians in the State, said Jana.