Pogaru: Dhruva Sarja and Rashmika Mandanna starrer lands in trouble over a controversial scene
Dhruva Sarja and Rashmika Mandanna starrer Pogaru released in theatres on February 19. The film landed into controversy post its release. As per a report in Bangalore Mirror, members of the Brahmin community are planning to stage a protest against the Kannada movie. They have raised an objection against a controversial scene and demanded the removal of it and mute a few dialogues as they consider it has hurt the sentiments and caused embarrassment to the community.
The publication quoted priest, Nagendra Jois saying, “We have been demanding that the producer and the director of the movie Pogaru delete the scene where a rowdy puts his foot on a priest’s shoulder. A few dialogues and scenes are in a bad taste. The movie is not aimed at conveying a message to society. It has all elements to misguide the youth in society.”
Jois also said that the members of the Brahmin community will submit a memorandum to the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce demanding the removal of the scene in question and a few dialogues. Director of Pogaru, Nanda Kishore told the publication that he has no intention of hurting the sentiments of any community in society and he had apologised if he has hurt anyone’s sentiments. “In the beginning of the movie, we made it clear that the characters or dialogues are not aimed at a particular community or people,” he said. Kishore also said that he needs a minimum of 15 days to remove the particular scene.
Pogaru opened with good numbers at the box-office and it is minting a good amount. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Dhruva Sarja and Rashmika Mandanna are ruling the box-office with Pogaru. The 1st weekend nationwide gross collection stands at Rs 25 crore. Pogaru was released in the Telugu speaking region with the same title and it was titled Semma Thimiru in Tamil. It is Dhruva’s debut in both Tollywood and Kollywood.