MP Home Minister talks about Pathaan; says, ‘So, I don’t see any point in protesting now’
Ever since the release of Besharam Rang, Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan stayed in constant limelight as several people asked to ban the movie in MP. Despite all that, the movie was released yesterday and managed to have a good run at the box office. However, the movie still had to face protests at several theatres and at some places, the protesters even tore down the banner of the venture.
Addressing such protests, MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra has said that there is no point in protesting now. “I believe all rectifications have been made in it (film). The Censor Board has made corrections. Controversial words have been removed. So, I don’t see any point in protesting now,” he said in front of several reporters.
For those who don’t know, Narottam Mishra was one of the first persons to raise his voice against Pathaan after the release of Beshram Rang. “The outfits worn (by Deepika Padukone) in the song are objectionable. It is evident that this song has been picturized by polluted minds. Anyways, Deepika ji has been a supporter of the ‘Tukde Tukde’ gang; she attended the JNU protests. That’s why I would like to request (to the makers) to rectify the visuals and outfits (in the song), else we will need to think whether the film will be allowed to release in Madhya Pradesh,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pathaan is currently doing great at the theatres and it has opened with ₹ 51 crore at the domestic belt.