Deewaar 2: Salim vs Javed in Narendra Modi-starrer

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  1. Vyom

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    AHMEDABAD: They haven't spoken to each other for the last 30 years. Nobody really knows why Bollywood's blockbuster pair separated after scripting hits like 'Sholay' and 'Deewaar'. Now, they find themselves on opposite sides in this Narendra Modi blockbuster.

    Javed Akhtar has long been a critic of the Gujarat chief minister, one of the few intellectuals who have not softened their stance on him for his complicity in the Gujarat riots of 2002. His estranged partner, Salim Khan, has been going around supporting the idea that Muslims should make peace with Modi and be partners in development.

    Out of the duo, Salim was said to be the master of the plot -he always had the big picture; Javed was the one who used to do the detailing, putting in the nuts and bolts and dialogues in the script.While Salim wrote intermittently after the pair split, Javed continued with his writing even more intensively, dabbling often with activism.

    In 2007, Javed moved the Supreme Court seeking a probe by a special investigation team into the alleged fake encounters in Gujarat claiming that innocent people, particularly Muslims, were being targeted as terrorists. Earlier, in April 2005, soon after Modi was denied a US visa, Javed had shot off a letter to Modi, complaining about the inclusion of his statement on the visa denial issue in a compilation brought out by the Gujarat government.

    Akhtar had threatened legal action and wondered why he, often been labelled a 'pseudo secularist',was being used to lend credibility to Modi. On the sidelines of a function in Mumbai less than a year back, at a gathering of leading luminaries of the city,Modi spent more than an hour talking to Salim about his keeness to initiate a dialogue with even those Muslims who refuse to forgive him.

    "Modi was telling me that Muslims should come and discuss their grievances with him...they could even abuse him. I thought we should give him a chance instead of harping on a troubled past.Nobody can justify the killings of Muslims or Hindus though. But if riots is a reality then development is a reality too," Salim told TOI about his meeting with the Gujarat CM.

    Salim then followed up with some Muslim intellectuals of Ahmedabad and told them that the ball was in their court, that they had to meet Modi if they wanted more participation in development. The first such meeting, with a group of around 20 prominent Muslims, was held in Gandhinagar recently.

    Since then, many of these guests have maintained close contact with the chief minister and have been able to get his intervention in specific issues, including infrastructure and police harassment.They also suggested that like other politicians, he should also host an 'Iftar' party which he has never done. With Ramzan commencing on Tuesday, it's Modi's call.Or for Salim to unravel the plot.

    Deewaar 2: Salim vs Javed in Narendra Modi-starrer
     
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  3. malluowl

    malluowl Regular Member

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    I would want to know what Modi spoke about when he met the Muslim intellectuals.
    If anyone has a transcript, please post it here.
     
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    I think Modi the "administrator" is really good. Modi the "politician" is evil like most politicians. Gujarat happened as he thought it was a good opportunity to polarize and that would get him votes back then. After that, he proved his mettle as an able administrator and won again. He is now getting muslim support as well as at the end of the day all people want is prosperity. Problem is that the evil politician side of Modi is stuck with him like a shadow and may be the reason why he has not climbed up the ladder into national politics as yet.

    I think another stint of CMship after the next Gujarat election will help if he continues the good work and is inclusive in the eyes of all communities. That could propel him to the next level to that of PMship sometime later this decade.
     
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    nrj Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Modi is loved for things he did himself. He is hated for part of things he was made to do.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Who are you hinting at?
     
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    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Let the supreme court decide on Modi fate not for wankers to do so..thank you come again
     
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    After what happened in Godhra he had to do what he did. If not he would have been politically dead. Unfortunate but true.
     
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    All this Rabble rousing is being done so that Modi just stays in Gujarat
     
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    Check your PM.

    Godhra has been discussed too many times here & I really don't want to engage in another.
     
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    Yeah looks like that. Stay in Gujarat, don't look at delhi. Keep the pot boiling. I don't think Modi has a lot of friends in the BJP itself. They are happy to use him as star campaigner and get themselves plum posts.
     
  12. Virendra

    Virendra Moderator Moderator

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    Its like
    Adha chod poore ko jaye
    Adha mile na poora paye
    Better he keeps Gujrat in current rythm.
     
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    I don't think Advani will let anyone else look at the PM's seat while he is alive lol.
     
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    The so called churning in Muslim opinion on Narendra Modi,does not reflect any special effort by Modi to reach out to Muslim in particular,it appears mostly a case of Muslim opinion divided whether they were right in painting themselves into a ideological corner over Modi's role and culpability in the Gujarat riots.most Muslims are probably now willing to reconsider the prevalent notion among them, that Modi personally engineered the Gujarat riots,something modi and his supporters have always flayed as a political canard.

    It is perhaps beginning to dawn on many that the Gujarat riots,unfortunate as they have been,where a spontaneous act of retribution between two communities.Retributions on no account can be justified,neither can it be denied that they have a underlying rational,which will play itself out,whether we like it or not.
     
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    Even many Gujaratis like me don't like him going to centre, he is best while he is serving Gujarat. Don't know what will happen once he leaves his post, can't imagine Gujarat without Modi.

    The transformation in Gujarat can only be understood by those who are living here before Modi was CM and after his becoming CM and carrying it like this for some time now.

    Excellent job he is doing. Don't want him to go anywhere, regardless what people say. He never supported riots, it was just the spontaneous reaction of the people fed up with burning of sabarmati express coach carrying kar-sevaks. It was just a reaction.
     
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    I don't think Advani project himself as a king but as a king maker with literally more power, some thing like the structure of MMS and Soniaji.

    Kare koi, phasse koi...lol
     
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    Yeah he has a history of shooting over others shoulders. He sent Jaswant Singh for Kandhar swap and the news didn't come out for long that it was Advani who contributed to the decision of releasing Masood Azhar and others.
    Then again, he went to Pakistan and bowed over like a roller to Jinnah's praise. But when Jaswant Singh tried to put his reasoning forward via a book, the same Advani lets the man be expelled. What an opportunist coward !!

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