It’s not the first time, that Indian extremists attacked and demolished the shooting. They have done it again and this time it’s Prakash Jha’s series ‘Ashram 3’ starring Bobby Deol. The whole incident took place due to defaming ‘Hinduism’.
The show faced controversy when the Bajrang Dal gang sabotaged the second day shooting in Bhopal. And threw ink on the famous director ‘Prakash Jha’.
Indian people cannot tolerate anything related to their religion and don’t care how famous the director is.
An ashram is a story where police officers investigate a preacher who devotes his life to cons for money.
Ashram 3 lands into the controversy of attack
Talking to the Hindustan Times, Bajrang Dal leader said “they have no objection to its title – Ashram and its content which is an attempt to tarnish the image of Hinduism and its Ashram system.”
When a reporter asked the state convener of Bajrang Dal, that have you gone through the script before objecting?
He said, “It is already known in public from the last two series of the same drama. We accept that some Ashrams have been indulging in such kinds of activities and their heads are in jail now.
If you want to make a film, then give a particular name to that particular Ashram. You cannot tarnish the image of the entire Ashram system; this is our objection.”
“Title Ashram indicates that it would be a religious drama, but the content is filled with vulgarity, that is why we have asked director Jha to change the name of his web series and he has agreed,” the Bajrang Dal leader said.
Not only the leader, but even the members also said, “if film directors and actors will continuously make such types of films or web series, but people will also lose faith in the Ashram system.”
Soon after the incident took place, the Producers’ Guild of India called a strict action on these predators who hurt people. The statement said, “The Producers Guild of India strongly condemns the brazen acts of violence, harassment, and vandalism faced by the crew involved in the production of the series Ashram in Bhopal.”
“Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident and the Guild is alarmed to note the frequency with which both the production and exhibition sectors are severely and illegally disrupted by various elements with impunity.”
It continued, “Content production contributes significantly to local economies, generates employment, and promotes tourism which is why authorities in India and across the world formulate policies to attract producers to their respective regions.
However. even more than incentives and benefits. the very minimum that production units should expect is for these authorities to provide the guarantees of safety and security for their units.”
Hansal Mehta’s reaction to the incident
The filmmaker said, “No wonder films are shot in the UK and other countries that don’t subject their artists to such blatant harassment.”
He further said, “dear producers guild, please directly address the relevant authorities and demand action. These statements are pointless.”
In 2019, the same sort of incident took place when Sanjay Leela Bhansali was making Padmavat. Extremists attacked them and threatened the stars as well. Later Padmavati’s name changed into Padmavat.
The producers concluded, “We urge the relevant authorities to take immediate and strict action against the perpetrators of these acts of violence and to bring them to justice.”
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