19 Jun 2023

Screening Of Adipurush Stopped in Mumbai; Protest Held In Chhattisgarh

Controversy continues regarding Prabhas and Kriti Sanon starrer film Adipurush. Activists of a Hindu organization in Mumbai's Nalasopara, Palghar stopped the show of the film on Sunday evening. Activists reached the theater and raised slogans and asked the audience to leave the hall. After this the show was cancelled. The protesters raised slogans, and entered into a verbal spat with the multiplex staff.

Rally taken out in Bilaspur

Hinduist organizations took out a rally in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh on Sunday evening. The workers barged inside the mall raising slogans. The police had also done barricading to stop them, but they broke it and entered inside the mall. After this sitting in front of the hall they started reciting Hanuman Chalisa. The police arrested them and removed them.

Film banned in Nepal

The movie has also been banned in Nepal's Kathmandu and Pokhara cities following the controversy surrounding a dialogue in the movie. The cinema halls in both Kathmandu and Pokhara have replaced Hindi or Bollywood films with Hollywood and Nepali movies in their schedules.

While announcing the decision to ban the Adipurush movie, Pokhara Mayor Dhanraj Acharya cited the objectionable dialogue in Adipurush, which referred to Janaki as India's daughter, as the reason for the ban.

He emphasized the importance of protecting Nepal's national interest, freedom, independence, and self-respect. The mayor expressed concern that the film's content could potentially damage the national identity, nationality, and cultural unity of Nepal.

Boycott trends on social media

The writer and director of the film are being trolled for the dialogues of the film. The boycott hashtags are trending on social media. People say that Ramayana has been wrongly shown in the film, which is destroying the dignity of this mythology.

Worldwide this film has earned Rs 240 crores in two days. In this way, the movie business has entered the club of 200 crores. Here Adipurush, which earned 140 crores on the first day, could earn only 100 crores on the second day. In this way, a 40% drop in the film's earnings was registered on the second day itself.

Muntashir said - will change the dialogues which are hurting

The film's writer Manoj Muntashir shared a long post on Sunday, saying, 'I and the producer-director of the film have decided that we will revise some of the dialogues that are hurting people, and the new dialogues will replace the old ones this week.'

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