Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Is Prithviraj a Jihadi lover?
The big question being asked in film circles is whether Prithviraj’s Amal Neerad directed Anwar about “Love Jihad”?
Love Jihad, was widely reported in coastal Kerala and Karnataka where young handsome Muslim boys reportedly targeted college girls belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love.
Last year the matter created a furore in Kerala after various “investigative reports” in the media highlighted it. Finally the Kerala High Court had to intervene and ask the state police and Union Home Ministry to probe the matter.
The buzz is that the thread of Amal’s Anwar is based on “Love Jihad” with Prithviraj playing a Muslim youth Anwar who lures Mamta a non-Muslim and converts her and later makes her join his terrorist outfit.
Prakashraj will play a deadly cop Stalin who heads the anti-terrorist squad who is on a mission to uncover the “Love Jihad” operations of terrorists. The others in the cast are Lal, Saikumar, Geetha and a few other Pathan looking villains from Bollywood.
The shooting of Anwar started last week in Kochi. Prithviraj himself has told a Malayalam magazine that Amal has discussed everything about the film and it would be the director’s best film till date that will tackle a social issue.
During the first schedule of the film, Prithviraj got injured while doing some deadly action scenes