Mughals were original nation-builders: Kabir Khan criticises their demonisation in Bollywood

Kabir Khan

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: “I think they [Mughals] were the original nation-builders, and to write them off and say they massacred people… But what are you basing it on? Please point out the historical evidence,” well-known Bollywood filmmaker Kabir Khan said.

Khan believes the demonisation of Mughal rulers in Hindi cinema is wrong as such narratives are not supported by historical facts. He says they are being force-fit into preconceived notions.

“What really makes me upset is that it’s being done just to go with the popular narrative. I can understand when a filmmaker has researched something and a filmmaker wants to make a point… Of course, there can be different viewpoints,” he added.

Stating that he finds bad politics of a film upsetting, Kabir went on to add, “I can forgive bad writing, shoddy camera work, you know, sloppy editing, but I can never forgive bad politics because mainstream media films are a very powerful platform and they can really influence a lot of people.”


  1. Bharat was poor; Bharat was illiterate; Bharat was splintered. Allah the Merciful saw what was happening to HIS beloved land. He called upon his followers in Afghanistan to lead India out of the morass. The followers faithfully obliged at great risk to themselves. They succeeded in fulfilling Allah’s command. Just look at the thanks they are getting from the Kafirs. Heartbreaking and sad.

    • Islam was founded in middle east which was a poor land. Muslims used to stay in Kabilas & they were socially backward. India was originally a rich country & India had established good spiritual foundation in the form of Sanatan dharma, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism etc.
      There Mughal daemons invaded in India, destroyed Hindu culture, raped women, forcefully converted people etc. They did same like what Taliban & ISIS is doing now in Afghanistan. Such, daemons have no place in Hindu culture. I think India should change all places those are connected with Mughals.

      • Stinkular Hindu aka Hindu gutter rat

        Lying as usual. Typical RSS 4th grade Hindu gutter monkey. The Middle East was backward and poor BEFORE Islam. Wherever the Muslims went, civilization thrived. There was no India, nothing, just hundreds of Hindu savage kingdoms steeped in thousands of years of Brahmin run pagan slavery..Hindus produced nothing killing each other, invading each others kingdoms. Hindu culture is barbarism, backwardness, superstition…hatred of non-Brahmins, rape of women, slavery. Your Hindu “culture” is sh1t, that’s why you still love filth! Hinduism has no appeal to any sensible human being.
        Islam brought civilization to India, in fact Muslims made India, we made it great. The number one economy in the world. Hindus turned a once great country into a fascist sh1thole. You ungrateful Hindu monkey worshippers would still be running around naked and burning your women alive if not for the Muslims. Yet you still come to Muslim countries to clean our toilets.


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