Javed Akhtar sides with Pathaan and says, ‘We have 4-5 dharmas, they should have their censors’
Ever since the Besharam Rang song from Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan was released the movie has been in constant controversies. Many are asking that the makers should change the color of Deepika’s bikini as it hurt Hindu sentiments. Reacting to such statements Javed Akhtar has sided with Pathaan and passed a sarcastic comment saying, “’We have 4-5 dharmas, they should have their censors.”
This is in the regard that the Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said Pathaan screening shouldn’t be allowed in the state unless some “scenes and costumes are corrected” while the MP Ulema Board asked to ban the movie for “misrepresenting Islam”.
“If he (the minister) thinks there should be a separate censor board for Madhya Pradesh, they (should) watch the film separately. And if they are unhappy with the Centre’s film certification, we should not come in between them, it is between them and the Centre,” Javed Akhtar said while mentioning MP Home Minister’s statements.
“There is one censor board in MP, then this is there and one censor board of the center is also there. What is the problem? We have four-five important ‘dharmas’ and they should have their censors. Maybe then moulvis (under Islam) will start watching films. Do it, do it!” the filmmakers further added in a sarcastic tone.
Also while commenting on the controversy, he said, “It is not for me or you to decide whether the song is right or wrong. We have an agency.”