Prakash Jha: Changing others’ opinions by scaring them is unsuitable

Mumbai, August 28

National Award-winning filmmaker Prakash Jha feels the social media area has change into poisonous as a result of individuals are not utilizing their freedom of expression responsibly. Rather, they’re doing so randomly. He feels forcing opinions and victimising people who find themselves on the opposite aspect of the talk is unsuitable.

Jha is at the moment gearing up for public response to his new net collection “Aashram”, which premieres on Friday. The present might ruffle just a few feathers, what with Bobby Deol, because the protagonist, essays a corrupt godman.

“I think most people these days use their freedom of expression not with responsibility, rather randomly. There is nothing wrong with protesting or rejecting. But if someone has an opinion, let them have their opinion too. You can disagree and say ‘I do not agree with you, thank you!’ and move on. But to make sure that you are changing others’ opinions by scaring them is wrong,” Jha advised IANS.

“In fact, that is why I am not on social media—whether it is Twitter or Facebook. I also want to add that news these days is manufactured and retold with a point of view. That has become very difficult to digest. These days, people do not mind hurting others and that is wrong,” he added.

Does he have a terror that his net collection “Aashram” might increase issues, given its faith backdrop?

“That is precisely the reason I am talking to the media. I am telling a story through the web show. I am practicing my freedom of expression responsibly, and not defaming religion. Rather, I am telling a story of those who are defaming religion,” he stated.

“Aashram” options Bobby with Anupriya Goenka, Aaditi Pohankar, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Darshan Kumaar amongst others, and drops on MX Player. IANS

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