Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone-starrer, the much-awaited “Pathaan" movie has been making news for all the wrong reasons ever since a song — ‘Besharam Rang’ — was released. Most protests and reactions are around a saffron outfit donned by Deepika for the song. The video has received heavy criticism from Hindu outfits, BJP leaders, including Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra.
VHP’s Vinod Bhansal Slams Deepika, Calls For Ban
After Mishra, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) national spokesperson Vinod Bansal also demanded that the movie be banned and boycotted. Bansal shared a video, slamming Deepika’s dress in the lyrics ‘Besharam Rang’. Bansal took to Twitter and wrote: “Can a Pathan who believes in Islam film such scenes with a woman with Muslim symbols!! There is a limit to the absurdity of love jihadis..!!"
भगवा को बेशर्म बता एक हिंदू महिला को भगवा लंगोट पहना कर इस्लामिक जिहादियों की कठपुतली बनते हुए दिखाना क्या बोल्ड सीन है? हिंदुद्रोह की भी हद है! बॉलीवुड को बदनाम कर उसको कलंकित करने वाले इन भाईजानो और टुकड़े टुकड़े गैंग को हिंदू समाज अब और नहीं झेल पाएगा..#banPathaan pic.twitter.com/zZOPA2lsDA— विनोद बंसल Vinod Bansal (@vinod_bansal) December 15, 2022
The leader also made a video, slamming the song. He said: “Calling saffron shameless, what a bold scene to show a Hindu woman wearing a saffron dress and becoming a puppet of Islamic Jihadis? There is a limit to treason too! Hindu society will no longer be able to tolerate these brothers and tukde tukde gang who tarnish Bollywood by defaming it."
MP Home Minister Slams Song
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Wednesday objected to actor Deepika Padukone’s costume in a song of Bollywood film “Pathaan" and also frowned upon the colour of the attire of Padukone and lead actor Shah Rukh Khan, calling for its “rectification".
Mishra said if certain scenes in the song are not “corrected", the government will consider what to do about the screening of the movie in Madhya Pradesh.
फिल्म #Pathan के गाने में टुकड़े-टुकड़े गैंग की समर्थक अभिनेत्री दीपिका पादुकोण की वेशभूषा बेहद आपत्तिजनक है और गाना दूषित मानसिकता के साथ फिल्माया गया है। गाने के दृश्यों व वेशभूषा को ठीक किया जाए अन्यथा फिल्म को मध्यप्रदेश में अनुमति दी जाए या नहीं दी जाए,यह विचारणीय होगा। pic.twitter.com/Ekl20ClY75— Dr Narottam Mishra (@drnarottammisra) December 14, 2022
He said the “green" and “saffron" colours of the attire of the actor (Khan) and the actress (Padukone) need to be “rectified" along with the lyrics of the song and also the title of the film, which will hit the screens next month.
Complaint Filed With I&B Ministry
Vineet Jindal, an advocate at Supreme Court, has filed a complaint with Information and Broadcasting Ministry against Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone for “objectional video" and sought to ban the release of the movie till “correctness of objectionable song" and requested for an action under relevant section of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and IT Act.
“This song is being vulgar and obscene, and against Hindus sentiments, because Deepika is wearing a saffron bikini and sarong with Shah Rukh Khan while performing on a song called Besharam Rang (unashamed colour)…Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan has hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus by performing an obscene dance on ‘Beshram Rang’ warning saffron color and presenting the song in an offensive manner," the complainant said in the complaint letter addressed to Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur.
It further reads, “This deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of Hindu community through vulgar visual and verbal representation via the video song well circulated in social media and all public platforms is an offence under section 295A ,298, 505, 67 IT Act and 34 IPC and therefore penal action should be taken against Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan and others. It is also requested to the video must be banned and removed from the internet on an immediate basis considering the defamatory impact and enrage it would cause to Hindus as it has disparaged the Hindu’s religious beliefs."
SRK’s Effigy Burnt in Indore
Activists of an outfit on Wednesday staged a protest against the upcoming Bollywood film “Pathaan" and its song “Besharam Rang" in Indore city of Madhya Pradesh.
इंदौर में जलाया गया शाहरुख खान का पुतला शाहरुख खान की फिल्म पठान के गीत में भगवा रंग का इस्तेमाल किए जाने का हो रहा जगह-जगह विरोध हो रहा है इंदौर के वीर शिवाजी ग्रुप ने विरोध स्वरूप शारूख खान का मालवा मिल चौराहे पर पुतला जलाकर फिल्म का विरोध किया गया #pathan @AmitShah #indore pic.twitter.com/vpAHAtxZPG— sameer khan (@Sameer18786K) December 14, 2022
The activists of “Veer Shivaji Group” gathered at a road intersection and set effigies of actors Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan on fire. They demanded to ban the film, set to hit the screens in January next year, alleging the Hindu community is feeling offended by the content of the “Besharam Rang" song.
Earlier in the day, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra objected to Padukone’s costume in the song of “Pathaan" and also frowned upon the colour of the attire of Padukone and lead actor Shah Rukh Khan, calling for its “rectification".
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