Actor Ashutosh Rana has joined the debate on the merits of bullet train in India by saying that ordinary dish earned through hard work is better than sumptuous meal with borrowed money.
In a scathing Facebook post, Rana said, “We Indians have both train and brain. Bullet brain is better than bullet train for us. We should judiciously use our resources to make Indian trains and our brain function like a bullet. This will allow us to build India on our own. An ordinary dish earned through hard work is better than sumptuous meal with borrowed money. That’s because knowledge, respect, power or wealth, when borrowed, don’t remain useful for a long time.”
Rana said that India ought to have worked towards becoming a self-reliant country so that our ‘youth don’t become the customers of facilities but actually they contribute in creating facilities.’
This is not the first time Rana has spoken against the central government’s policies. In December, amidst raging debate on the growing religious intolerance in India, Rana had vehemently defended actor Aamir Khan.
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rana had said that difference between his government and his predecessors was that while the previous government was quick to condemn the acts of bigotry, this government had been mysteriously ‘maun(silent)’ on such acts.
“In the previous government whenever such religious violence took place, people from the top were quick to condemn. That’s not happening now and that prompts people to doubt if the people who are behind current religious violence enjoy the government’s blessings.”
He said, “The downfall of previous government was because it did not speak. This government too has a head, who doesn’t speak.”