Surendra Jain, Joint General Secretary of the VHP, called Khan "arrogant" and stated that "if Shahrukh Khan doesn’t apologize, we will not allow the release of his upcoming film, Pathaan."
Mumbai: In India, a new trend of boycotting films has emerged. Social media is flooded with words like ‘cancel’ and ‘boycott’ of such and such movies. Netizens have a right, but it is the duty of the Censor Board to take a decision on such a matter.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan is set to be released on January 25, 2023. One song from the film ‘Besharam Rang’ was released and has created a ruckus. All are giving their verdicts on the film and the song.
Five Bollywood films have to face the boycott trend in 2022. The following are the names of such films:
The controversy regarding Shahrukh Khan’s upcoming movie Pathan is likely to escalate further after the burning of SRK’s effigy and an appeal for a public boycott. It has taken a political turn because the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has demanded that actor Shah Rukh Khan apologise for the Pathaan song “Besharam Rang.”
Surendra Jain, Joint General Secretary of the VHP, called Khan “arrogant” and stated that “if Shahrukh Khan doesn’t apologize, we will not allow the release of his upcoming film, Pathaan.”
Currently, the superstar is in Kolkata, attending a film festival, and has said that India’s social media has become narrow-minded.
Shahrukh Khan’s Pathaan, according to Jain, has humiliated the Hindu religion and all of India by juxtaposing the Bhagwa colour with “Beshram Rang.”
On Wednesday in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, activists protested the upcoming Bollywood film Pathaan and its song Besharam Rang. The demonstration started after state minister Narottam Mishra demanded that the film be banned due to “objectionable scenes” and the usage of saffron costumes.
Activists from the Veer Shivaji Group gathered at a traffic light and set fire to effigies of actors Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, as reported by a news agency.