Bollywood is known for its soft bigotry towards the Hindu religion. From showing a Hindu Priest watching Mujra, objectifying women, and promoting Hindu hatred and stereotypes, it stoops on a lower level with every upcoming movie. More recently Akshay Kumar’s upcoming flick “Laxmmi Bomb” has confirmed the Hinduphobic mentality of Bollywood.
Today the content is very easily accessible due to the availability of low-cost internet and smartphones and there has been a rise in the online streaming platforms too. This has also changed how we consume the content drastically. The rise of OTT platforms has also given birth to soft bigotry towards the Hindu religion.
Since the time of British Rule, the Hindu religion has been branded as regressive and weak people who deserved only one fate and that is slavery. This also stereotyped the world’s oldest existing civilization as appalling, ugly, and disgusting. Hinduism seemed to be gross, dark and degrading civilization to the Britishers. They had only one aim and that was glorifying Christianity and forcefully converting people to it.
Bollywood has also left no stone unturned to degrade and confirm the stereotypes against the Hindu Religion. From glorying Muslims to projecting them as “messiah’s” it is known for its Hinduphobic philosophy and content. From Ganga ki Saugandh by Sultan Ahmed to Bajrangi Bhaijaan Hindus have always been shown to be intolerant while Muslims have been glorified as “peace-loving” just to gain traction and profits. Saif Ali Khan went to the extent that he openly made a statement that there was no concept of “India” before the British Rule.
It’s high time that the Hindu religion comes forward and starts asking some right questions from Bollywood that are committed to the ideas of non-discrimination and equality guaranteed by the Indian Constitution or they are busy promoting the fake social reform gang.
In the latest development, the Hindu Karni Sena was prompt enough to spur into action and now Laxmmi Bomb is renamed to Laxmii to avoid hurting religious sentiments. But this hasn’t solved any problems and the time is indeed right to start regulating the content Bollywood and other OTT platforms are serving to the younger generations.