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VHP members protest against ‘Pathaan’ even after outfit's assurance of no protest [WATCH]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 January 2023, 13:44 IST
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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's spy actioner ‘Pathaan’ is ready to enthrall moviegoers. The movie is set to hit the big screens today. On the release date, ‘Pathaan’ is facing challenges as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members staged protests against the movie.

In Karnataka’s Bengaluru, members of VHP staged a protest against ‘Pathaan’. They burnt the posters of the movie and demanded to stop the release of the film. Earlier, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said that it will not oppose SRK’s movie for the time being, as the suggested changes made in the film are correct.

Several Hindu outfits protested against the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer movie in several cities. Activists of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) protested at a cinema hall in Agra against ‘Pathaan’. They threw ink on the posters, raised slogans, and tore down the posters.

The Uttar Pradesh Government has directed to maintain law and order as well as to take action against anti- social elements.

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Yesterday, Bajrang Dal activists arrested in Pune for entering in premises of a movie theatre and protesting against the movie.

Pathaan Controversy

Before the release, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer indulged in controversy with the release of ‘Besharam Rang’song. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra fumed over the use of a saffron-colored bikini in the song that actress Deepika Padukone wore. The saffron-colored bikini also hurt the sentiments of several Hindus which ignited the ‘boycott 'Pathaan’ trend on the internet. Several Hindu priests also came forward in opposition to the film.

Amid protests Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), after reviewing the movie, instructed the makers to remove some shots from ‘Pathaan’, including the ‘Besharam Rang’song.

Amid nationwide protests, Shah Rukh Khan’s fanatics are celebrating his comeback on the big screens. Movie tickets are sold like hotcakes and people are eager to watch their favorite star on the big screens.

After the ‘boycottbollywood’ trend and lots of average movies, the Bollywood film industry is also eagerly watching SRK’s ‘Pathaan’ to do good business that will push the film industry out of the boycott trend.

Directed by Siddharth Anand, the action-packed movie stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in pivotal roles. Moreover, this action flick will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

First published: 25 January 2023, 13:44 IST