BJP Spokesperson Demands Temporary Suspension of ‘Adipurush’ Screening, Seeks Review of Controversial Content
New Delhi: Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor has called for the temporary suspension of the screening of the film “Adipurush” until a thorough re-examination of its controversial scenes and dialogues by the Censor Board. “Adipurush,” directed by Om Raut, is a modern retelling of the epic Ramayana and was released on Friday.
The movie has faced criticism on social media for its subpar visual effects and cringy dialogues. One particular focus of criticism has been the dialogues of Lord Hanuman in the “Lanka Dahan” sequence, written by Manoj Muntashir Shukla.
Taking note of the public backlash, Kapoor urged Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur to review the film’s controversial aspects. In a tweet, he expressed the need for the Censor Board to temporarily suspend the film’s certificate and halt its exhibition until a re-evaluation is conducted.
The Aam Aadmi Party also voiced its criticism of the film, accusing the BJP of endorsing a movie that insults Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lord Hanuman, and the Hindu society. During a press conference at the party headquarters, AAP Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson Sanjay Singh read out some of the film’s dialogues, describing them as a serious affront to Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, Lord Hanuman, and the Hindu community.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel further alleged that “Adipurush” attempts to tarnish the image of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman. He stated that the Congress government may consider banning the film in the state if there is a demand from the people.