Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani says the present situation in our country is not conducive as people are dividing everything from colours to animals.
The 53-year-old director, who took on the subject of religion head on in his last release "PK" starring Aamir Khan, feels India's biggest problems will be solved the moment people get rid of the divisive attitude.
"We as human beings have divided everything. The colour green is for muslims, 'gerua' for someone else. Even we have divided animals- cow for one and goat for another. We need to understand that we are one race. The moment we take this off a lot of problems will be solved. Lots of people have died in our country in the name of religion and nothing else," Hirani said on the sidelines of IFFI.
The director, known for his films like "Munnabhai MBBS", "Lage Raho Munnabhai" and "3 Idiots", says the main reason behind his decision to make a film like "PK" was to address the point that religion is man-made.
"This was the only film which I genuinely wanted to talk about something. I have always been fascinated by what is god. There are many people around us who are giving us these answers but there are many contradictions.
"Lots of the fights in our country are because of religion. We don't realize that religion is nothing but man-made."
When asked about his frequent collaborator Aamir Khan's comments on the growing climate of intolerance, Hirani, said, "I don't have to say anything.