A small Jewish community in India has protested against the film, which led Kher to take this stand. The film has been facing criticism mainly from European media. It is said that the film does not depict the usual anti-Hitler stance. In fact, speaking about the film, the director Rakesh Ranjan Kumar stated, “It will depict Hitler"s love for India and his indirect contribution to the Indian independence. I want to show his personality, his charisma and insecurities during the last few days of his life."
Kher is now shooting for Mausam in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kher said that the critics have no idea about the script of the film, which do not glorify Hitler. Echoing the same feeling, director Rakesh Ranjan Kumar said, “People protesting against the film, has taken it the wrong way."
According to the chairman of the Indian Jewish Federation, Jonathan Solomon, “The filmmaker is hurting the feelings of the Jewish community who have suffered a lot." Hitler"s strong negative impact here reflects from a small incident in Mumbai back in 2006, when a small restaurant had to change its name from "Hitler's Cross" to "Cross Cafe" following strong protests. After a year, a home furnishing maker in Mumbai also faced similar protests from the Jewish community, which named its products 'NAZI" and used the swastika in its promotional catalog.
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