The 71-year-old actor says that the recently released Bollywood big-budget films by big production houses had a “jingoistic” agenda.
Speaking to NDTV the veteran actor said that the Indian production houses are being “encouraged by the Modi government to make pro-government films”.
“They [are] also being financed, [in addition to being] promised a clean chit if they make movies which are propaganda, to put it bluntly,” the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen star said.
“You will find the biggest guys giving in to this. In Nazi Germany also this was attempted,” he added.
“Filmmakers who were outstanding, world-class, were rounded up and asked to make films propagating the Nazi philosophy,” Shah said adding that he did not have any definitive proof to support his claims but that it was “obvious” with the “kind of big-budget films” being put out lately.
“The kind of big-budget films that are coming, the big ones cannot disguise the jingoistic agenda,” he said.
It was earlier this month when Shah called out sections of Indian Muslims who celebrated the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan, terming it “dangerous”.