After the discharge of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Saif Ali Khan had acquired flak for his assertion on the movie’s script when he stated, “I don’t think this is history. I don’t think there was a concept of India till the British gave it one.”
In the identical interview, Saif had additionally hinted that he wasn’t fully satisfied with the script. When requested why he signed the movie if he was not satisfied, the actor stated, “For some reason I didn’t take a stand. Maybe next time I would. I was very excited to play the role because it’s a delicious role. But when people say this is history, I don’t think this is history. I am quite aware of what the history was. I don’t think there was a concept of India till perhaps the British gave it one. I don’t think there is really any constructive point in arguing about loudly, provided you yourself know why you’re doing it.”
Saif was slammed brutally by the netizens for the above statements. However, each Ajay Devgn and Kajol, who additionally starred in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, had defended their co-star and stated that they aren’t offended with Saif’s assertion.
Now, Sharad Kelkar, who was additionally part of the movie, reacted to the whole controversy and informed a number one every day, “I think Saif didn’t mean it otherwise. The comment was blown out of proportion. A journalist had questioned me the same and I told her that you called Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as Shivaji, but others might not like it because a certain designation is given to him, similarly if Saif said something casually, it has been taken out of context.”
Sharad additionally praised Saif and stated that he had interacted with Saif and he discovered him very cool. “Maybe people shouldn’t blow out things as it affects the star majorly when they get trolled on social media,” said Kelkar.