Saif gets trolled for his 'Concept of India before British Era'

Saif gets trolled for his 'Concept of India before British Era'

With the blockbuster Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, the royal Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan is on cloud 9, and he is trending for the same since a few days. But, now, Saif is also trending on social media for another reason and it is not something his fans will cherish. The actor went to give an interview with Film critic Anupama Chopra at her show, Film Companion. His "concept of India" comment made Twiterrati split into an umpteenth number of trolls and anger on him.

The interviewer asked if it bothers him that the "politics in Tanhaji is questionable." Saif replied, "I don't think this is history. I don't think there was a concept of India till the British gave it one." Soon after, Twitter tried to preach him about the facts of Indian history. One wrote shared an ancient map of the country and wrote: "Read history before quoting it Mr”. Another Twitter user followed suit: "Dear Saif Ali Khan, check out some of these ancient maps which clearly mentioned India long before the British even existed.

Earlier Saif and Kareena were slammed for naming his son Taimur as the history tells that Taimur named conqueror invaded India in the 17th century who killed 17 million people. Now, once again, Saif has been receiving backlash on history basis. Moreover, his film Tanhaji is also based on history and this in turn is making Saif a butt of jokes.

In Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Saif plays the role of Udaybhan Rathod, a Rajput general who defended  and eventually lost  the Fort of Kondhana from Chhatrapati Shivaji's Maratha forces in the 1670 Battle of Sinhagad. The actor is also busy with other films like Hunter, Bhoot Police and Jawaani Jaaneman in his kitty.