Boycott Culture Creates Negative Atmosphere, Says Union Min Anurag Thakur Amid Pathaan Row

Last Update: January 27, 2023, 21:50 IST

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur (AFP photo)

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur (AFP photo)

Thakur highlighted that such an environment is harmful at a time when India is keen to increase its soft power across the world. His comments come amid massive backlash for Shah Rukh Khan’s film Pathan.

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday hit out at those who are part of the film-boycott culture and who encourage negative comments about a film without complete knowledge.

Thakur highlighted that such comments are harmful at such a time India Eager to increase its soft power across the globe.

His comments came amid massive backlash and calls for a boycott of Shah Rukh Khan’s film Pathan.

“Our films are earning worldwide acclaim today. When people talk negatively, they only spoil the atmosphere. And just to spoil the narrative, sometimes people comment without complete knowledge,” said Anurag Thakur, news agency years Reported.

He further added, “If anyone has any problem with a film, they should talk to the concerned government department, who can take up the issue with the filmmakers.”

Thakur told reporters here, “At a time when India is eager to increase its influence as a soft power, at a time when Indian films are making waves in every corner of the world, such things vitiate the atmosphere.” does.” Movies by various interest groups.

Thakur also strongly advocated for creative autonomy and said that over-the-top (OTT) platforms have adequate safeguards to monitor content. “There should be no restriction on creativity,” Thakur said.

In fact, last week the Prime Minister Narendra Modi BJP leaders were also cautioned against making unnecessary comments against films and film stars.

During the meeting of BJP’s national executive, PM Modi said, ‘No one should make unnecessary comments which will be heavy on our hard work.

What is the Pathan controversy?

The film received a lot of criticism for one of its songs ‘Besharam Rang’, in which the actress Deepika Padukone Wearing an orange swimsuit.

Some senior BJP leaders including Pragya Thakur and Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra.

Following boycott calls and protests, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) asked the makers of the film to make some changes, including songs, and submit a revised version before release.

Actually, boycotting Bollywood Movies are on the rise. Recently, Indians on Twitter have called for boycotts of Bollywood films for a variety of reasons: for example, Laal Singh Chaddha saw a massive boycott against it. Hrithik Roshan, who tweeted in support of the film, called for a boycott against his upcoming film Vikram Vedha. Even Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan was not spared.

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