Rajkumar Hirani, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Siddharth Roy Kapur, and superstar Aamir Khan are on sky nine because their most anticipated movie PK has lived up to the expectations of the cinegoers and the movie is creating new box office history.
From hardcore film critics to the cine buff the movie has been widely applauded particularly, for its brilliant subjects, which exposes the fallacy of multiple religions with panache.
However when everything was going so smooth the film has landed in trouble because Prashant Patel, a cynical Hindu fundamentalist and Secretary of Hindu Legal Cell has lodged an F.I.R. against director Rajkumar Hirani, Aamir Khan, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and UTV head honcho Sidharth Roy Kapur alleging the movies ridicules the Hindu rituals and portrays Lord 'Shiva' in bad light.
Patel has also objected to numerous dialogues which according to him are vicious and offend various faiths and religions. He raised objection particularly to the dialogue ’Jo darta vo hi mandira jaata hai‘in his complaint.
The FIR against the film is booked under section 153A, 295A of Indian Penal Code to prevent any communal disturbances in the country.
It’s true that religious sentiments in India are very fragile hence the movement somebody mocks the traditions and beliefs, Indian get easily hurt. However when the same Indians watch movies that are satirical spoof at the futility of many religious rituals and customs they take the house down with their applause. A pointer to this is the superlative success of Akshay and Paresh Rawal OMG and the recent Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani’s directed movie PK.
So the question arises who are these people who raise eye brows and lodge police complaint demanding the banning of such films claiming the movies would create turmoil and disturb the nation’s secular fabric?
Nevertheless publicity, be it bad of good, is always productive and if it’s for a movies than it is boon for the film producers as it help in attracting more audience. Thus it seem producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Siddharth Roy Kapur , Rajkumar Hirani, Aamir Khan and party will have the last laugh!