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No sense in protesting ‘Pathaan’ after ‘corrections’ from censor board: MP Home Secretary

Last updated: January 25, 2023, 11:50 PM IST

Narottam Mishra had last month objected to actor Deepika Padukone's attire in the song 'Besharam Rang' in the highly anticipated film (File Image: @Dr Narottam Mishra/Twitter)

Narottam Mishra had last month objected to actor Deepika Padukone’s attire in the song ‘Besharam Rang’ in the highly anticipated film (File Image: @Dr Narottam Mishra/Twitter)

Some right-wing organizations protested the film in parts of Madhya Pradesh on its release day on Wednesday over certain scenes, forcing some theaters in Indore and Bhopal to cancel the morning shows.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra, one of the first politicians to object to the Bollywood film ‘Pathaan’ over certain scenes, said on Wednesday that there was no point in protesting the Shahrukh Khan starrer film anymore as the Censor Board has already taken care of it” of controversial words.

Some right-wing organizations protested the film in parts of Madhya Pradesh on its release day on Wednesday over certain scenes, forcing some theaters in Indore and Bhopal to cancel the morning shows.

“I believe all rectifications have been made to it (film). The Censor Board has made corrections. Controversial words have been removed. So I see no point in protesting now,” Mishra told reporters when asked about demonstrations against ‘Pathaan’ in Madhya Pradesh.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister said those who are still protesting the film will be advised.

Mishra had last month objected to actor Deepika Padukone’s attire in the song ‘Besharam Rang’ in the highly anticipated film. He was one of the first to object to the use of saffron costumes in the song.

The minister had previously expressed objections to certain content in some other films and web series while trying to defend Indian culture and traditions.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at a BJP conclave in New Delhi, had advised party officials not to make unnecessary comments on irrelevant issues such as films.

Asked about the Prime Minister’s remark at the BJP National Executive Assembly, Mishra had said, “No one was mentioned, but every word and sentence of his (Prime Minister Modi) is important to us and that is why all the workers have taken inspiration from that . Our demeanor and conduct have always been filled with his guidance and energy and will continue to be so in the future.

In July last year, the Home Secretary had ordered the authorities to file an FIR (First Information Report) on a controversial poster of filmmaker Leena Manimekalai’s documentary ‘Kaali’.

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(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and was published from a syndicated news agency feed)

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