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Bollywood Released 37 Anti-Muslim Films Since Modi’s Reign

Bollywood Released 37 Anti-Muslim Films Since Modi's Reign

Since Narendra Modi assumed office in India, the billion-dollar Bollywood industry has witnessed the release of 37 anti-Muslim films. Titles like “Kashmir Files,” “Kerala Story,” and “Lipstick Under My Burqa” have stirred debates about the industry’s portrayal of the Muslim community.

In 2023 alone, six films, criticized for perpetuating negative stereotypes and fostering hostility towards Muslims, have emerged. Analysts anticipate a surge in such releases leading up to the 2024 elections, predicting at least 20 more anti-Muslim films.

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These movies typically cast Muslims as villains, terrorists, or members of criminal organizations, exacerbating communal tensions. Anup Raghav, a notable Bollywood commentator, alleges that the Modi government provides tax incentives to films aligning with its political agenda, incentivizing the production of movies that exploit the Muslim community.

This isn’t the first time Bollywood has been utilized for political purposes. Ahead of the 2019 elections, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strategically utilized the film industry to shape narratives favoring their political interests.

The intricate relationship between Bollywood and the Modi government underscores a mutual interest in influencing public opinion, with the film industry serving as a potent tool for shaping perceptions.