Shankaracharya calls for ban on ‘PK’, says it ridicules Hindu deities

12272014Shankracharya-20141227-400x300New Delhi: Sharada Peeth’s Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati on Saturday called for a ban on Aamir Khan-starrer ‘PK’, which is currently running to full houses at the box-office, saying that it ridicules the Hindu deities, its rituals, preachers of the religion and questions the existence of God. “The film is against Hinduism. Lord Shiva has been portrayed in a wrong manner in he film.

The movie has misused the freedom of expression given to film-makers,” he said. Swaroopananda also questioned the ideology of the film-maker and the basis on which the censor board passed the movie. Apart from Shankaracharya, various Hindu organisations have come out in protest against the film which stars Aamir Khan in the lead. Hindu Janjagriti samiti, Thane and Bhgawati Mandal, Bhuj, Gujarat have also been protesting against the film and even a case has been registered against ‘PK’ in Hyderabad for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the community.

The Hindu organizations are claiming that the movie allegedly questions the existence of God and makes fun of Hindu rituals like offering milk on ‘shivlinga’. The 49-year-old Bollywood actor has justified the film saying, “I respect Hindu religion. My ex-wife Reema’s mother used to conduct ‘hawans’ which I used to attend. The film is not against any particular religion. It is against those who exploit people in the name of religion.”