Operation Lotus prepares to overcome Bollywood as BJP eyes political battles in Maharashtra and Bihar – Gulf Information

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This selfie of Modi with the creme-de-la-creme of Bollywood went viral earlier this 12 months. Picture Credit score: Social media/Karan Johar

Karan Johar, Uber Bollywood producer, director and a buddy, thinker information to all of the who’s who in Mumbai, was on the receiving finish of horrible cyber bullying after an innocuous announcement about writing a kids’s guide.

Realizing the notorious IT cell, the bullying originated from them. However, Johar who has additionally been photographed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he led a star troupe to the Prime Minister’s home for a photo-shoot and has additionally obtained a Padma award, is incidental within the present muscle flexing enjoying out on social media.

The actual story is a trifecta – an try to win the Bihar elections on the emotive challenge of son of the soil Sushant Singh Rajput being maltreated in Maharashtra. Don’t consider me, see the primary marketing campaign poster issued by the BJP, which has an image of the late actor with “justice for Sushant” emblazoned.

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The second motive is to take revenge on the Thackeray household and the Shiv Sena who dumped the BJP and their alliance and fashioned the federal government with the Congress and the NCP.

The third and most vital motive for which actor Kangana Ranaut makes serial every day accusations of Bollywood being “anti-national” is a Sangh Parivar fantasy – to take management of the Mumbai movie trade – India’s largest delicate energy, which has the facility to affect hearts and minds.

The Sangh has for a very long time fulminated concerning the three prime superstars – Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan being Muslims. This can be a probability to show them a lesson. Have a look at the acquainted Sangh tropes being deployed. Aamir Khan was vastly attacked on social media for with Turkey’s First Woman Emine Erdogan and referred to as a “traitor”.

Ranaut in contrast Mumbai to “Pakistan occupied Kashmir” after the Sena attacked her for abusing the Mumbai police.

Discover the straight conflation with Pakistan quick hand for Muslims. And, think about if any of the Khans had made the comparability. Police instances would have been filed and BJP leaders would have been queuing as much as assault them.

Ranaut, who can be a Padma awardee, makes every day unhinged assaults towards her rivals and enemies, who’re petrified into silence and will get unhindered entry to public platforms. What began as her campaign for Rajput has now deteriorated to allegations sans any substantial proof.

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She has requested Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and different actors to take a blood take a look at as she labels them “cocaine customers”. Apparently, none of Ranaut’s targets have spoken up apart from the Sena being equally abusive to her.

So Bollywood which was seen as a remaining frontier, one of many few locations in India the place your faith didn’t matter, your expertise and field workplace did, is now being put by the purity assessments of the Sangh.

Like the remainder of India now, superstars are being put by the wringer, particularly those who have been suspected to be lower than keen about Modi.

Bullying Bollywood into submission can be an enormous asset for the BJP. It additionally helps that they’ll assault Uddhav Thackeray and his minister son Aditya Thackeray. The Bihar elections will even be a win-win. And, what about Justice for Sushant? Nicely that may wait.

Swati Chaturvedi, Special to Gulf News-1592296808900

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