Web Desk: John Ibraham is known as someone who gives honest opinion. At this time, when world is getting polarized, it is important that one community is not blamed for everything that goes wrong in the society.
He is currently busy in shooting his next movie, Satyamev Jayata, which is a patriotic movie. When he was asked about the lynching incidents in the country and how religion has become a controversial topic today. He replied, “The whole world is getting polarized and by polarized I mean that it is going against a particular community tight now. It has become our mindset that if there is something wrong, then that particular community is causing all the harm. I think we should first get that out of our heads because only then you can judge people rightly.”
“If you are communalizing them, then they become fringe elements and after that they become extremists. You are creating the terror. So I think the world is kind of a dangerous place to live in right now,” he added.
Moreover, he said, “When we are not sure about who we are, we try to rely on something to establish our identity. Religion is the easiest way to do that. I also took ‘Kanwar Yatra’ from Sultangunj to Baidyanath temple at the age of 17… I have wonderful memories of that time. I would like to keep those memories with me and not the ones that I am reading about in the newspapers. People like us, who are aware, we have to decide what we identify with and what we don’t. We are not protecting the religion, we are making it a thing of ridicule. We should not let that happen. Religion means trust. How can I let my trust be a thing of ridicule? It is our duty to stop that.”