Union Minister Strongly Denounces ‘Adipurush’ Controversy, Calls for Protection of Sentiments

"Adipurush," a modern adaptation of the revered epic Ramayana helmed by Om Raut, has faced significant criticism due to its utilization of informal dialogues and subpar visual effects.

In the midst of a heated controversy surrounding the recently released film “Adipurush,” Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur, stressed that nobody has the right to hurt the sentiments of others. He mentioned that the film’s writer and director have acknowledged the uproar and are willing to make necessary changes. The retelling of the epic Ramayana, directed by Om Raut, has faced criticism for its colloquial dialogues, subpar visual effects, and controversial portrayal of certain characters. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has taken a decision on the matter, although further details were not provided.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur stated during a press interaction in Mumbai that it is unacceptable to hurt the sentiments of individuals. Regarding the controversial film “Adipurush,” he emphasized that the CBFC, responsible for certifying films in India, has already addressed the issue, without divulging further details on their decision.

Furthermore, the minister revealed that the writer and director of the film have expressed their intention to make the required modifications in response to the controversy. The film’s Hindi dialogue writer, Manoj Muntashir Shukla, disclosed that the makers have decided to revise certain dialogues, with the amended lines expected to be incorporated into the film by the end of this week.

“Adipurush,” a 3D multilingual film featuring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Singh, and others, was released nationwide on June 16. However, it has faced criticism from various quarters for its usage of colloquial language, underwhelming visual effects, and contentious portrayal of specific characters.

Union Minister Anurag Thakur’s remarks highlighted the importance of respecting the sentiments of individuals, emphasizing that no one should have the right to hurt others through creative works. As the controversy surrounding “Adipurush” continues, the film’s writer and director have committed to making necessary changes in response to the public outcry. The release of the revised version of the film is anticipated in the coming days, incorporating amended dialogues that aim to address the concerns raised.

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