Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra, among the first politicians to object to certain scenes in the Bollywood film. ‘Pathan’ said on Wednesday that there was no point in protesting against. The Shah Rukh Khan-starrer as the censor board had already “taken care of” the controversial words.
Some right-wing organizations staged protests in parts of Madhya Pradesh against the movie for some scenes on Wednesday’s release, forcing some theaters in Indore and Bhopal to cancel morning shows.
“I believe that it (the film has been redacted). The censor board has made the corrections. The controversial words have been removed. So, I don’t see any point in protesting now,” Mishra Mishra said when asked about the protests against journalists. ‘Send’ to Madhya Pradesh.
Mishra Mishra last month objected to actress Deepika Padukone’s outfit in the song ‘Beshram Rang’ from the much-awaited film. He was the first to object to the use of saffron clothing in the song.
The minister had earlier raised objections to certain content of some other movies. And web series while defending Indian culture and heritage.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at a BJP conclave in New Delhi. Advised party workers to refrain from making unnecessary comments on irrelevant issues like movies.
Asked about the PM’s comments at the BJP’s national executive meeting, Mishra said. “No one was named, but his (Prime Minister Modi’s) every word, sentence is important to us and that’s why all the workers have taken inspiration from it. Our behavior and demeanor Always full of His guidance and strength and will be in the future.” In July last year, the Home Minister had directed authorities to file an FIR (First Information Report) over a controversial poster of filmmaker Leena Manimekalai’s documentary ‘Kali’.