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’Protests due to conflict between tradition and change’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, January 13: Protests against films like “PK”, “Haider”, “Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram–Leela” and “OMG–Oh My God!” were because of the “pull of tradition” as there are “many” Indias in “one” India, veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says, adding the onus is on the government to ensure unrestricted exhibition of movies. “There is no denying that there is a pull of tradition. So in a tion, where you have this type of tug of war between tradition and thought for change and the censor board has given us a certificate, the onus is on the government of the day to see that our exhibition is unperturbed by any group,” Bhatt told IANS over phone from Mumbai. “There are many Indias in one India,” he added when asked why Bollywood films dealing with religion face criticism from some sections in the country. Several Bollywood films have attracted the ire of religious groups for hurting their sentiments and the most recent example is Aamir Khan–starrer “PK”, which released Dec 19. The film was opposed by Hindu rightwing groups for hurting their religious sentiments. (IANS)

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