Film industry welcomes PM Modi’s warning against unwanted comments on films amid Pathan protests: Ashok Pandit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently asked BJP workers to refrain from making ‘unnecessary comments’ about films. Now, filmmaker Ashok Pandit, president of the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), has come out in support of PM Modi’s statement amid the ongoing Pathan tussle. He also said that Prime Minister Modi’s warning to his party members is giving hope to the film industry. Also Read: CBFC asks Pathan makers to make changes to Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone film before release
PM Modi’s statement came amid recent protests and boycott calls for Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s upcoming action film Pathan, with several BJP leaders including Narottam Mishra criticizing the makers and Deepika Padukone’s orange swimsuit in the Besharam Rang song. Published last year.
“If the Prime Minister ignores his own people and tells them to shut up and not talk nonsense against their non-partial film industry just for publicity, it will give confidence to the industry. is with you. This signal goes out not only to politicians, but also to media people and our own industry,” Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) president Ashok Pandit told The Indian Express.
At the end of BJP’s two-day national executive meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sorted out the dos and don’ts for party leaders. In his message, he warned his party members not to ‘make unnecessary comments on irrelevant matters like films’.
Over the past few months, the country has witnessed boycott calls by a section of leaders and social media users against several Bollywood movies. Recently, many protested the song besharam Rang in the film Pathan, with some pointing to the dress worn by Deepika Padukone and saying it ‘hurts religious sentiments’. Several petitions were filed in court against the producers and actors of the film. Arguing that the song reflects a ‘dirty mentality’, BJP leader Narottam Mishra had earlier said that even the film’s title was ‘objectionable’.
Earlier, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had directed the makers to implement ‘changes’ in the film, including the songs of Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathan. Pathan, also starring John Abraham, hits theaters on January 25. It is directed by Siddharth Anand.