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MP Minister seeks ban on Ajay-Sidharth’s film for ‘inappropriate depiction of Hindu Gods’

By: Divya Thearia

20 September 2022 (New Delhi): Bollywood actors Ajay Devgan and Sidharth Malhotra’s upcoming film Thank God has been surrounded by controversies even before its release. The film has been accused of hurting religious sentiments. After Uttar Pradesh, now a ruckus has started in Madhya Pradesh, after which Shivraj cabinet minister Vishwas Sarang has written a letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur regarding this.

Protest against ‘Thank God’

In fact, on Tuesday, in the capital Bhopal, Hindu organization and Akhil Bharatiya Kayastha Mahasabha protested against this and people raised slogans against the film. He protested with the poster of the film ‘Boycott’ in his hands. The Kayastha Samaj has also warned of an agitation against this film at the national level. Currently, the film is scheduled to release on October 24.

At the same time, in a letter addressed to Anurag Thakur, Vishwas Sarang has written that Ajay Devgan has made indecent remarks with half-naked women on Lord Chitragupta ji of Kayastha society in the film Thank God, which can be seen in the trailer. He wrote, “The film is not only going to hurt the sentiments of the Kayastha community, but people of the entire Hindu religion. Therefore, you are requested to ban the telecast of this film and try to save the sentiments of Hindu society from being hurt.

Let us tell you, earlier a case has been registered against the director and actors of the film in Uttar Pradesh. The statement of the petitioner in this matter will be recorded on November 18, about 24 days after the release of the film. It is written in this petition that Ajay Devgan is seen wearing a suit in the role of Chitragupta. At the same time, in one scene, he is also joking in objectionable language. Showing God like this can create an unpleasant situation. It hurts religious sentiments.

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