After Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra commented on Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film – ‘Pathaan’ – slated to release next month, Indore on Wednesday saw fringe-clad protests as members taking part in a demonstration demanded a ban on the film. The demonstration was carried out by activists of the “Veer Shivaji Group”. They were also seen burning posters of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Videos shared on social media also showed him shouting slogans. The members also alleged that the sentiments of the Hindu community were hurt because of the film.
On Wednesday, the Madhya Pradesh Home Minister objected to a song from the film that was released on Monday, suggesting that the film may face a ban in the state. He especially highlighted the use of saffron and green color in the song “Besharam”. It is the first song from the film to be released. “I don’t think this is right and I will tell the director and the makers of the film to correct it. Earlier also Deepika Padukone came to support ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ at JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and that’s why the mentality has come before everyone, ” the minister was quoted.
“And that is why I believe the title of this song ‘Besharam Rang’ is also objectionable in itself and the way saffron and green are worn, the colors of the song, the lyrics and the title of the film are problematic,” he further said. Narottam Mishra has been known for his controversial comments in the past. “Pathaan” was predicted to be one of the biggest releases in early 2023 and also Shah Rukh’s biggest release after the pandemic.
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