‘Adipurush’, the Prabhas and Kriti Sanon-starrer directed by Om Raut, has been banned from screening by the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA). AICWA submitted a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asking him to ban the Adipurush movie immediately. It said, “This is not our Ramayan.”
“All Indian Cine Workers Association Demands Ban on Screening the Movie Adipurush. Adipurush Movie is Hurting religious Sentiments of Hindus and Sanatan Dharma. Adipurush Movie is Defaming the Image of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman.”
Lord Ram is a God for all Indians regardless of their faith. “This movie depicts Lord Ram and Ravan who looks like a character from a video game, with dialogues hurting every Indian in the country and across the globe.”
AICWA requested that PM Narendra Modi ban Adipurush screenings in theatres and on OTT platforms in the future and file a police complaint against director and writer Manoj Muntasir Shukla.
We need to file a police report against the director (Om Raut), writer (Manoj Muntasir Shukla) and producers of the movie, who have hurt Hindu sentiments and save the image of our Bhagwan Shri Ram, Maa Sita & Ramsevak Bhagwan Hanuman.”
A letter from Suresh Shyamlal Gupta, founder and president of the All Indian Cine Workers Association, stated that actors “Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan should not have been part of such a disgraceful movie in Indian cinema. Adipurush is a complete disaster of faith in Shri Ram and Ramayan.”
It has also been sent to Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, and Prasoon Joshi, Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification.