Breaking his silence on the controversy and speculation over the release of the Aadipurush teaser, minister Narottam Mishra opined the teaser was ‘very wrong’. In fact, Madhya Pradesh’s home affairs minister said that he would take the matter up with the director Om Raut over scenes in the movie that should be erased.
“Our Gods should not be depicted like this (Aadipurush). I have seen the teaser of Aadipurush. Very wrong. Hanuman Chalisa is written in Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa, Hath Bajra and Dhwaja Biraje i.e. the clothes of Hanuman Ji have been written but what have they shown as Hanuman Ji?” he said.
He stated, “Why do they always see our own God? Why do they not make this on someone else’s God? Have guts?”
“I am going to write a letter to the director of the film, Om Raut, that such scenes from this film should be removed. If he does not remove them, then we will also consider legal action,” Mishra said.
Upon being asked if he targeted Bollywood movies and criticised them often, he said that he would not shy away from speaking up if he noticed something was odd.
“Now, if you show me wrong, I will say so,” he said.
AADIPURUSH TEASER LEAVES INTERNET IN SPLIT
Directed by Om Raut, the first teaser featured Prabhas as Lord Ram, Saif Ali Khan as Ravan, Kriti Sanon as Sita and Sunny Singh as Lakshman. The movie’s teaser drew flak and hit the bulletins for distinct reactions.
While few admired the theme and picturisation, others criticised the portrayal of characters, especially Ravan. Saif, who plays Lankesh in the film, was criticised for his appearance in the teaser, which did not go down well with the netizens. Some even said that he resembled Taimur alias Timur, the Mughal invader.
Made on a mammoth budget of nearly Rs 500 crore, Adipurush is all set for a grand release on January 12, 2023, ahead of Sankranti.
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