Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Muslim Bollywood star out of Hindu play

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Muslim Bollywood star out of Hindu play
 

Far-right nationalists have forced Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to cancel his performance in a Hindu festival "because he is a Muslim".
Some members of the Shiv Sena said they were against "a Muslim actor going on stage in a Ramlila", a theatre festival based on the Hindu religious epic Ramayana and performed across India.
The actor had said performing in the Ramlila was "his childhood dream".
The Shiv Sena often resorts to violence and threats to push its agenda.
The dramatic folk re-enactment of Hindu god Ram's victory over the 10-headed demon king... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: BBC
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