Streaming platform Netflix has taken down actress Nayanthara’s Annapoorani, following elevated protests towards the not too long ago launched Tamil film for allegedly hurting the emotions of Hindu group and defaming Lord Ram.
Ramesh Solanki, the founding father of the Hindu IT cell, filed a criticism towards the film, prompting the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) spokesperson, Shriraj Nair, to problem a warning to Netflix relating to the elimination of the film.
For these unversed, the film launched in theatres on December 1 and in a while Netflix.
What is the controversy?
Several folks known as the film ‘anti-Hindu’ and accused the makers of demeaning Lord Ram in it by exhibiting a personality, belonging to a distinct faith, asking lead actress Nayanthara to eat meat as “Bhagwan Shri Ram was additionally a meat-eater”.
The makers have additionally been accused of selling love jihad. Several political leaders have additionally lashed out on the makers by stating a scene which reveals a temple priest’s daughter, performed by Nayanthara, providing namaz carrying ‘hijab’ earlier than making biryani.
Activists of two proper wing outfits have additionally filed separate complaints in Mumbai towards Nayanthara and others related to Annapoorani.
According to PTI, an official stated, “A criticism was submitted by the activists of Bajrang Dal to the Oshiwara police station in western suburbs two days in the past, and an inquiry on this connection is underway.”
Another criticism was filed on the Lokmanya Tilak Marg police station in South Mumbai by Ramesh Solanki. According to his criticism, the film demeans Lord Ram and it was deliberately launched to harm the non secular sentiments of Hindus.
Protest in Mumbai
An enormous protest was held in Mumbai on Thursday (January 11) morning exterior the Netflix workplace over the controversial dialogues towards Lord Ram within the film. Members of VHP raised slogans exterior the workplace and demanded that the film be taken down from the platform.
Activists waved their celebration flags and likewise demanded the boycott of the Nayanthara-starrer. The activists have been later detained by the Mumbai Police and have been made to depart the location.
Makers react to the controversy
Post the huge uproar, Zee Studios, which is among the producers of Annapoorani, issued a press release, promising that the scene will probably be edited and the film will probably be taken off Netflix till the time the required modifications weren’t made.
“We haven’t any intentions as co-producers of the film to harm non secular sentiments of the Hindus and Brahmin group and wish to hereby apologise for the inconvenience triggered and harm triggered to the emotions of the respective communities,” the assertion learn.
Netflix has now taken down the film from their platform.
Directed by Nilesh Krishnaa, Annapoorani stars Nayanthara within the titular function. It additionally options Karthik Kumar, Jai, Sathyaraj and Poornima Ravi in pivotal roles.
The film revolves round Annapoorani, who comes from a standard Brahmin family in Srirangam, Tamil Nadu. Despite belonging to a conservative setting, she aspires to achieve the top of the culinary world in India. However, her journey is fraught with challenges as she grapples with the battle between her ardour for cooking and adherence to orthodox beliefs.
Annapoorani later decides to interrupt away from her consolation zone and begins consuming meat, to grasp the meals higher. Subsequently, she participates in a cooking competitors, a vital step in direction of realising her desires.
Nayanthara has not reacted to the controversy but.