Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra's maiden Bhojpuri production, 'Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai' Kashi which released last Friday, is drawing flak from all quarters.
When Priyanka announced her Bhojpuri film, it garnered a lot of attention as audiences counted on the actress for breaking stereotypes. But sadly, it was no different than any other film and it banked on the same old formula for commercial success.
National award winning director Nitin N Chandra has written an open letter and expressed his disappointment. He called the movie obscene and accused her of taking the safest route to sell a film. He wrote, "At a time when my mother tongue Bhojpuri is fighting for its existence, Priyanka has not only defamed herself but also besmirched her Padma Shri award by producing a movie like this,"
Kunal Dutt took to his social media account and wrote, "What were you thinking while producing this filth bag? I have nothing to tell you, even after this, but I want to ask fellow Biharis, will you accept your language and culture being wounded and maimed in public like this or will you stand up and be counted? Initiate a mass boycott of this film and all future films in which Priyanka stars? I am wondering if people of Kashi would stomach this or not? I wish you had sprinkled an iota of your stardust and brand on Bihar for a positive change, it would made a huge difference. Even Bollywood has filthy item numbers which the 'sabhya society' of the metros also laps us as 'mass entertainment' but this is just plain disgusting what you have cooked in your overpriced kitchen. You have disappointed Bihar, Piggy Chops. With your wealth, brand value and intelligence (assumed), you could have done a great film on Bihar, in any language, but you chose to only lower the bar that has already hit the rock bottom. Please don't damage us more than we already have been, ma'm. The fact that despite this sleazilla, Biharis still welcomed you with honour and grace is their large-heartedness. We wish to welcome you again, but with this venture you have left no hope and no choice but to drag you over the coal."
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