Ever since the release of the Besharam Rang, featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, the Siddharth Anand directorial Pathaan has been on the receiving end of hate from the right-wing groups. They are against the movie because of its name and because Deepika was seen wearing a saffron coloured bikini in the song. For the unversed, saffron is said to be a holy colour that is associated with Hindutva and Hindu religion. As a means of protest, individuals from the Bajrang Dal group have now vandalized the poster of the film.
In a video that is now going viral, men donning saffron scarves can be seen taking down, tearing and stomping on every poster that meets their eye. If reports are to be believed, the vandalism took place at the Ahmedabad One Mall in the Karnavati area. They even throw down a standee at the entrance of the theatre, while some people are seen trying to calm them down. ALSO READ: WHAT! Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan Trailer Gets LEAKED Online? Video Of SRK Beating Sh*t Out Of Bad Guys Leaves Fans Excited
Check out the video here:
#WATCH | | Bajrang Dal workers protest against the promotion of Shah Rukh Khan's movie '#Pathaan' at a mall in the Karnavati area of Ahmedabad | reported by news agency ANI— NDTV (@ndtv) January 5, 2023
📽️: Bajrang Dal Gujarat's Twitter handle pic.twitter.com/TPtcUCxw5Q
The video left netizens disgusted as they questioned if vandalizing property and terrorizing people is necessary in the name of protest. Many wondered how these individuals have the time to indulge in such activities. Others stated it is the product of unemployment. One netizen said, “This is so strange that using saffron scarfs to support violence or rioting doesn't hurt anyone's sentiments.”
Another wrote, “In groups like Bajrang Dal, their leaders are older adults or mid-aged, while the ground workers are jobless and in-mid 20s!!!” Other wrote, “Next level of andhbhakti and unemployment. Aur jo ye jb kar rhe h boycott n all Ye sabse pehle movie dekhne jayenge.. Mall ka nuksan nhi hua ye sab karne se.” ALSO READ: Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone’s Pathaan To Undergo Revisions; CBFC Asks Makers For Changes That Adhere To Religious Sentiments
For the uninitiated, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked the makers to adhere to religious sentiments and undergo a few revisions. The entire row started when several political leaders and Hindu organizations started raising an issue with Deepika wearing a saffron bikini. They claimed that her wearing that swimsuit was insulting Hindutava. From receiving death threats to protests halting the shoot of his upcoming projects, the actors have been receiving backlash from every corner.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, the action-thriller also stars John Abraham in a negative role. While, many fans are eager for the release of the trailer, it is being reported that it will be 2:30 minutes long, complete with adrenaline-raising action moments.
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