” Indeed Hitler was the architect of a World War and the man responsible for pogroms against the Jews. This can never be denied”.
These are the words of Anupam Kher, who was set to play Hitler in the movie “Dear Friend Hitler”. Reportedly Kher has dropped out of the production after criticism from his fans. Filming is scheduled to begin in August
According to media reports, the Indian Jewish Federation, headed by Jonathan Solomon, was outraged on learning that an Indian film director will be depicting how the tyrant ‘indirectly contributed to India’s independence’.
Actor Kehr (55) revealed that he was moved by the messages sent by people on the issue.
“I had taken up the role as I considered it a challenge, and after carefully monitoring the portrayal of the character. However, considering the ill-will that the project is generating among my fans. I wish to withdraw from it as I respect their sentiments,” Anupam told Indo-Asian News Service in an e-mail, the Times of London reported.
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