No point in opposing ‘Pathan’ after Censor Board reforms: Narottam Mishra

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Wednesday said there is no point in protesting Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Bollywood film “Pathan” now as the censor board has already “taken care” of the controversial content. It may be known that Mishra is one of those leaders who first raised objections regarding some scenes in “Pathan”.

Some right-wing organizations protested against the film in parts of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday over some scenes, forcing some cinema halls in Indore and Bhopal to cancel morning shows.

When asked about the protests against the film Pathan in Madhya Pradesh, Mishra told reporters, “I believe all improvements have been made in it (the film). The censor board has made corrections. Conflicting words have been removed. That’s why I don’t see any point in protesting now.

The minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government said that those opposing the film would be ‘counseled’. Last month, Mishra had objected to actress Deepika Padukone’s outfit in the song ‘Besharam Rang’ from the film. Objection was raised on the use of saffron costumes in the song.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a BJP convention in New Delhi, advised party workers to refrain from making unnecessary comments on irrelevant issues like films.

When asked about the Prime Minister’s remarks, Mishra had said, “Nobody was named but his (Prime Minister Modi) every word, sentence is a staple for us and that’s why all the workers have brought inspiration from there.”

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