Actor Prakash Raj’s stand against the communal politics being led by BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is well known. The award-winning actor relentlessly campaigned against the saffron brigade in the recent Karanataka assembly polls urging voters to defeat the BJP.
He had then launched a blistering attack against Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan calling him coward for not taking a stand on the brutal gang-rape and murder of an 8-year-old child in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.
When asked if he felt Bachchan was being cowardly, Raj had told journalist Barkha Dutt, “I think so. What have I got to gain? I respect him for what he (Bachchan) is but I am requesting him to ‘please join hand, it’s important.’ You are not talking against a party. You are talking against an issue, a thought process, which is not right for this country.”
The Singham actor on Tuesday launched another attack on the BJP while reacting to the news that Facebook had deleted a fake website, Post Card News, from its platform. However, it’s his use of footballing analogy that has earned him plenty of plaudits.
Taking to Twitter, Raj wrote, “FOOTBALLED..1st Goal…Hate monger…fake news specialist Kicked out….Next GOAL….Citizens will kick out the ones who FED n NURTURED it…. happy watching.”
FOOTBALLED ???..1st Goal…Hate monger…fake news specialist Kicked out….Next GOAL….Citizens will kick out the ones who FED n NURTURED it…. happy watching..✌✌✌ pic.twitter.com/3RG3xgh7NA
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) July 17, 2018
His quirky post received instant approval by his followers on the microblogging site, where the post has already been shared nearly 500 times and liked by over 1,500 users. One user wrote, “The reel (life) villain is real (life) hero.” Another user commented, “I was waiting for your tweet from the past two days.good morning sir. you have shown me the power of being human.”
The founder of Postcard News, Mahesh Vikram Hegde, was arrested by Karnataka Police for spreading lies demonising Muslims in the state in March this year. He was later released on bail.
Raj had recently told at an event in Karnataka that he was not receiving any work offer in Bollywood after he started criticising Prime Minister Modi. “I am being targeted after I raised my voice and started asking questions. Bollywood has virtually stopped offering me jobs.”
Raj had played prominent roles in several Bollywood blockbusters including Singham and Salman Khan-starrer Wanted.