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PK Controversy: Protest Against Aamir Khan's Film in Agra, Bhopal

  | December 29, 2014 19:59 IST (Agra, Bhopal)
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A still from PK.

PK may have crossed Rs 200-crore mark at the domestic box office, but the film is facing ire of many religious outfits

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's latest film PK may have crossed Rs 200-crore mark at the domestic box office, but the Rajkumar Hirani directorial is facing ire of many religious outfits in cities like Agra and Bhopal.

The film, which features Aamir as an alien, takes a hard-hitting swipe at organised religion, god and godmen.

Accusing Aamir of double standards, and advising him to go to Pakistan, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists jointly intruded into the Shree Talkies in Agra on Sunday evening to disrupt screening of PK. (Also Read: No Television Premiere for Aamir Khan's PK)

Cinema hall management filed a complaint against protestors at the New Agra police station. SP city Sameer Saurabh said action would be taken.

Madan Sharma of the Bajrang Dal and Rajendra Garg of the VHP criticised Aamir, saying that he was displaying his anti-Hindu sentiments by ridiculing Hindu gods and goddesses in the film.

Some of the Hindu activists also staged protest on Monday in front of Jyoti cinema hall in Bhopal. Bajrang Dal state vice president Kamlesh Thakur said that PK should be immediately banned and they will submit memorandum to Madhya Pradesh government soon regarding the same.

Police superintendent (city) of Maharana Pratap Nagar, Arvind Khare told IANS, "People who were protesting in front of the hall have been stopped. They were not manhandled and no one was arrested".

PK, which released on December 19, had also led to Twitter war. Thanks to different opinions, #BoycottPK and #WeSupportPK were recently trending on the micro-blogging site.

Reacting to the controversies surrounding Rajukumar Hirani's latest release, actor Boman Irani said people need to respect the point of view of the makers. "People may agree and may even disagree but then they have to respect it (the concept of PK) because we are also respecting their view," said Boman, who has a key role in the film. (Also Read: Boman Irani on PK Controversy)

Senior BJP leader LK Advani, who recently watched the film hailed the movie as a "wonderful and courageous film". (Also Read: Unlike LK Advani, VHP Not Fans of Aamir Khan's PK)

Actress Juhi Chawla, who had bought 30 tickets of PK for her family, had also tweeted: "I have some issues with PK. I agree with a lot of things but disagree with some. Now that's a good film; one that stirs thought and discussion".

PK also features actors Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt and Sushant Singh Rajput.


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