Filmmaker Onir on Friday slammed ‘a bunch of politicians’ who criticisied actors Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan’s new tune Besharam Rang. The tune, from the upcoming movie Pathaan, options the 2 actors romancing in several outfits in Spain. (Also Read | Swara Bhaskar responds to BJP chief’s Besharam Rang remark: ‘Abhinetriyon ke kapde dekhne se fursat milti’)
Taking to Twitter, Onir wrote, “Can’t imagine that the most important thing to debate for a bunch of politicians (whose claim to fame is propagating hate and dividing the country & instigating violence) & the mainstream media is the costume worn by two actors for a song!” He additionally added the hashtags–unemployment, inflation and local weather disaster.
Onir additionally re-shared a video posted by a news channel on Twitter by which MLA Sadhvi Pragya spoke in opposition to Pathaan. He wrote, “No point of film certification board/judiciary/law enforcement agencies .. now goons will decide what we watch. Terrible times …”
On Thursday, Onir schooled a Twitter person once they shared screenshots of the tune and wrote, “What kind of a husband allows or tolerates public molestation of his wife for a few bucks? Just asking !!!”
Onir replied, “Yucks .., sick mentality . Use of words like ‘allows’, ‘ tolerate” shows that he belongs to that tribe of men who thinks an husband owns the women . And only a vulgar mindset could make a montage like this. Retired and now nothing better to do than zoom in pics n spread hate.”
Earlier, actors Swara Bhaskar and Prakash Raj had additionally come out reacting to the tune and the movie. Sharing a screenshot of a news article that stated the BJP-led authorities in Madhya Pradesh might ban the discharge of Pathaan, Swara wrote, “Miliye humare desh ke sattadhari netaon se. Abhinetriyon ke kapde dekhne se fursat milti, to kya pata kuch kar bhi lete (Meet our country’s leaders in power. They may have done some work, had they had some time left after oggling at actor’s dresses).”
The tune titled Besharam Rang was launched on-line on December 12, and shortly turned the centre of controversy. While a number of folks preferred the peppy observe, a piece of the folks discovered Besharam Rang objectionable over the selection of costumes and its colors. Just a few activists in Indore even staged a protest in opposition to Pathaan and Besharam Rang tune and set effigies of Deepika and Shah Rukh on fireplace.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, Pathaan is scheduled to hit the theatres on January 25, 2023. Apart from Shah Rukh and Deepika, the movie additionally stars John Abraham.