People should not make patriotism their convenience: Prasoon Joshi

At the launch of upcoming film 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi's first song 'Vijayi Bhava', Kangana Ranaut and Prasoon Joshi say people should express their love for country openly and should not make patriotism their convenience.

Kangana Ranaut and one of the directors of the film, said that words like "chest thumping", "nationalism", "jingoism" are used in a negative manner, and people should celebrate patriotism loud and open; when asked how forced nationalism can be encouraged in a democratic country, since everyone has the right to express patriotism in their own way.

Prasoon replied, "Don't make patriotism your convenience, as far as you are cognizant about it, as far as you are honest about it, don't make it convenient. If you are hiding behind your convenience, then I surely have a problem."

"Yes, people can express their love for the country in their own way, but people should express their love for the country, it should not just be internalized," he added.

The film is releasing on January 25.