Salman Khan finally reacts on ‘Loveratri’ title controversy says it is not demeaning any culture
Off late, people in our country are getting offended by anything and everything. Especially when it comes to films, some segment of the society always has some reservation. This year we saw a massive outrage by a certain religious group when Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s ‘Padmaavat’ was about to release. The religious outfit was offended by the incorrect portrayal of Rani Padmavati in the film.
And now a case has been filed against Salman Khan‘s home production ‘Loveratri’ by a person named Sudhir Kumar Ojha. According to him, Hindu sentiments are hurt because the film’s title is demeaning the festival of Navratri.
Recently in an interview with PTI, Salman Khan finally reacted on the complaint and said, “Some people, I don’t know who they are, have some problem with the title of the film. It is a beautiful title. There is nothing more beautiful than love, so it is called ‘Loveratri’. It is not demeaning any culture. Our prime minister is from that culture. So, when you play a character like I played a Sardar in a film or I played a Haryanvi in ‘Sultan’, I do it with a lot of respect. We are making the film with Navratri in the backdrop. We have made this beautiful film celebrating the music, colour, love and the fun of the festive season. We don’t need any publicity like that. Once the film is released those people will know there is nothing.”
The actor also said that the Censor Board is the right body to comment on the film and he is quite sure that the film will get a ‘U’ certificate.
The case has been filed against the ‘Sultan’ actor, under IPC sections 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings), 153 (want only giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153B (assertions, imputations prejudicial to national integration) and 120(B) (criminal conspiracy).
Let’s see if the complaint against the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘ is dropped before the film’s release. Starring Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain in lead roles, ‘Loveratri’ is scheduled to hit the silver screens on October 5, 2018.