Inaamulhaq is an Indian screenwriter and actor who has been part of several commercial and critically acclaimed Bollywood films, including Jolly LLB 2, Filmistaan, and Airlift. In 2019 Inaamulhaq bagged the Best Actor Award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) for outstanding performance in his film Nakkash, and the Best Actor Award at the India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB) 2019.
He has written for TV shows including Comedy Circus and dialogue for the Hindi film Buddha Hoga Terra Baap.
Let us know what Inaamulhaq says about the movies he has worked in…
He is a secular person and believes in brotherhood!
“Religion is between you and god, there is no middleman in it. Today there are a lot of middlemen in religion, mainly political interference. I am not saying all politicians are like that, there are some good politicians too,” the actor said in an interview.
“There is a religious divide due to political parties, they are taking advantage and using it in their favor. I appeal to people to stop getting bribed and think of their future,” he adds.
As an actor, he says, he wants to spread the message of peace and harmony.
“The film sends out a powerful message against inter-religious animosity. Our aim is to bring everyone together. As a citizen of India and as an actor, I want to talk about peace through cinema and not make it preachy. Our film is not giving any suggestion or solution.”
Inaamulhaq says the film presents an unbiased view of religion and does not glorify or points finger at anyone.
“There is nothing controversial in the film. We have made it with utmost honesty.”
Iconic films like Airlift, Filmistan, and Jolly LLB 2..
Inaamulhaq, who made a mark in Bollywood with his performances in films such as “Filmistan”, “Airlift” and “Jolly LLB 2”, believes it is the responsibility of Bollywood stars to use their influence to churn out quality cinema.
“Content is the star. But the fact remains that stars do have a bigger reach and we can’t deny this. If ‘Airlift’ or ‘Jolly LLB 2’ was made without Akshay Kumar, they wouldn’t have reached more people.
“I feel stars should use their power to do more meaningful (films), other than doing entertainment stuff because cinema does influence people and we must use it carefully. There is a need for quality cinema. We should make films that audience remembers for years,” he says.