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Behen Hogi Teri makers react to poster controversy; will not bow down to bullying

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 28, 2017, 5:35 pm IST
Updated May 28, 2017, 5:40 pm IST
"Our poster wasn't put out in front of cinema halls across the nation, the CBFS has also passed the movie."
The poster, which sees lead actor Rajkummar Rao in Hindu God Shiva's avatar, has triggered major controversy in the country.
 The poster, which sees lead actor Rajkummar Rao in Hindu God Shiva's avatar, has triggered major controversy in the country.

Mumbai: ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ may have received a lot of flak for ‘hurting’ sentiments of the members of a religious group, but the makers- Tony D'Souza, Nitin Upadhyaya and Amul Mohan- insist that there intention was purely to provide audience with entertainment and also clarified that they will not bow down to ‘bullying’.

Just days after the poster release of Rajkummar Rao-Shruti Haasan starrer ‘Behen Hogi Teri’, which stirred major controversy in and around the country for Rao’s Lord Shiva avatar in it, the makers of the film have now released an official statement.

 

Here is what the statement reads:

“India is a democratic country and like everyone we too have a freedom of speech. The last few days have been stressful to put it mildly. A teaser poster release only digitally has become the fodder for some people to gain mileage. We obviously didn't want to hurt religious sentiments but the way this all transpired has truly let us all down and deflated. We are new producers but all three of us (Tony D'Souza, Nitin Upadhyaya and I) have been a part of this industry for eons. Movies are a scapegoat in this country, but this situation has been uncalled for to begin with. Our poster wasn't put out in front of cinema halls across the nation, the CBFS has also passed the movie. But still it's so easy for anyone to have their way which is truly shocking. We hope our stand of not bowing down to this bullying goes on a big way.”

 

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