Hyderabad: Actor Prakash Raj once again courted controversy after calling himself anti-Modi. The versatile actor is disappointed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence over the murder of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh.
According to reports, Prakash on Thursday said that he was not anti-Hindu as alleged by critics but anti-Modi.
“They say I am anti-Hindu but I say I am anti-Modi, anti-Amit Shah and anti-Hegde,” the actor said at an event.
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and BJP leader-cum-central minister Anant Kumar Hegde, the actor said that those who support ‘killers’ cannot be called Hindus.
The national award winning actor also said that Modi remained silent when some of the prime minister’s supporters celebrated the death of Lankesh.
“A true Hindu cannot support such activity,” said Prakash Raj, a friend of the slain woman journalist.
After the actor’s controversial comments, BJP spokesman in Telangana, Krishna Sagar, who was in the audience, evoked protest.
Defending his stand, Prakash said, “When you can call me anti-Hindu, I have every right to say you are not Hindu.”
Earlier also, Prakash faced massive criticism from a section netizens for criticizing Narendra Modi. Not just that he landed in legal trouble for his remarks against the prime minister.