Bengaluru: The actor who is renowned for his negative roles in multi-lingual films, Prakash Raj, called Prime Minister Modi an actor on Sunday.
Making a remark on PM Modi on his silence over his followers celebrating the cold-blooded killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, Prakash said, this silence is similar to “an actor trying to please his followers”, reported Deccan Chronicle.
He said that Mr Modi by remaining silent on his followers’ actions, was only proving a point that “he is trying to become a bigger actor than me”.
Prakash Raj, in his address after inaugurating the 11th state meet of the Left-oriented Democratic Youth Federation of India, said, “Those who killed Gauri may or may not be traced but that apart, there is a huge crowd out there enjoying and celebrating on social media. We all know who they are, what their ideology is. Some of those celebrating this ghastly episode are being followed by none other than Mr Modi himself. This is what worries me, where is our country is headed to?”
“I am worried about the PM’s silence. Is he trying to endorse cruelty espoused by some of his followers,” he asked angrily, adding that he does not mind returning his five national film awards to Mr Modi if he continues to remain silent on such cruelty.
The senior journalist, Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in her Bengaluru residence by two assailants on September 5.