India on Sunday marked National Education Day as a mark of respect to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India. Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi took to Twitter to highlight the sorry state of the Indian education system with a small video on this day.
Emraan, whose next film Cheat India, precisely focuses on the rampant cheating in exams and how it has become the hallmark of the country’s education system, posted a video with hashtag #NationalEducationDay. In the video, ‘Teach India’ was seen transforming into ‘Cheat India.’ He wrote, “A country’s education system is its backbone. Team ‘Cheat India’ celebrates #Nationaleducationday. #CheatIndia #NakalMeinHiAkalHai.”
A country’s education system is its backbone. Team ‘Cheat India’ celebrates #Nationaleducationday. #CheatIndia #NakalMeinHiAkalHai @itsbhushankumar @tseries @emraanhfilms @ellipsisentt @tanuj_garg @atulkasbekar pic.twitter.com/sjvSQHqVPc
— emraan hashmi (@emraanhashmi) November 11, 2018
No sooner did Emraan post the video, his fans reacted, applauding the actor for his clever swipe at the deteriorating education system in India. Many confessed in unison that they were eagerly awaiting the release of Cheat India, which is a joint venture between Emaraan’s home productions and Ellipsis Entertainment. The film is set to release early next year.
One fan wrote, “No one can beat you in choosing the subject of the film.” Another commented, “Waiting for Cheat India.”
Bihar’s toppers scam, Madhya Pradesh’s Vyapam scam and BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh facilitating dozens of students to cheat in exams at his house are some of the unfortunate developments that have cast serious aspersions on India’s reputation in the education sector.