Producers’ assurance to address objections about ‘Singham Returns’ – Victory of Hindu organisations
From left : Shri. Ashok Pandit, Creative Director and Member of IMPPA; Shri. Shivaji Vatkar, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti; Shri. T. P. Aggarwal, President, IMPPA; Shri. Rohit Shetty, Director of ‘Singham Returns’ ; Shri. Ramesh Shinde, National Spokesperson, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti; Shri. Ajay Devgan, Film Actor; Adv. Virendra Ichalkaranjikar, Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad; Shri. Arvind Pansare, Maharashtra Spokesperson, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti had declared a nation-wide agitation against the movie ‘Singham Returns’ scheduled to release on 15th August, for depicting scenes and dialogues which hurt the religious feelings of Hindus. The Samiti had registered its objections with the producers, directors and the Censor Board after watching its trailer. Accordingly the producers and directors called a meeting and gave a concrete assurance to remove the objections raised by the Samiti. As they have assured that there would not be any scenes in the entire movie hurting the religious feelings of anyone, it is the victory of the like-minded Hindu organisations and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. The Samiti has, therefore, decided to withdraw the agitation, said Mr Ramesh Shinde, Samiti’s National Spokesperson.
The meeting was attended by the producers of ‘Singham Returns’, its hero Ajay Devgan, director Rohit Shetty, Creative Director Ashok Pandit, office bearers of IMFA, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s national spokesperson Mr Ramesh Shinde, Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad’s president Advocate Virendra Ichalkaranjikar, Samiti’s spokesperson for Maharashtra Mr Arvind Pansare, Samiti’s coordinator Mr Shivaji Vatkar and Sanatan Sanstha’s spokesperson Mr Sandeep Shinde. The reporters were apprised of this in the press conference held today. The Samiti has withdrawn the agitation after getting the assurance about the objections which were raised based on the trailer of the movie and on the condition that there would not be any scenes which would hurt the religious feelings of anyone. The Samiti warned that this did not mean that the movie had been endorsed by the Samiti and if the objectionable scenes were found after the release of the movie, the agitation would be further intensified.
Why Censor Board does not take action on the obscene posters of Amir Khan’s movies ‘PK’ and ‘Dirty Politics’ which insult the national flag ?
It is the responsibility of the Censor Board to prevent obscenity and the religious feelings of anyone being hurt. Unfortunately it is turning a blind eye to it. This gives credence to suspicion that the Board has been sold. For every kind of denigration, the Hindus are compelled to stage agitations against movies or knock the doors of the court. What is the need for such a useless Board ? Today the people have also to rush to courts to seek justice on the obscene posters of Amir Khan’s movies ‘PK’ and ‘Dirty Politics’ which also insult the national flag. We, therefore, demand that the new Government of Respected Narendra Modi should re-organise the Censor Board to prevent obscene scenes and incidents hurting religious feelings and appoint a representative of religious organisations on the Board.
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