6 Bollywood movies which caused religious controversies

Our Bollywood industry tried to showcase the religious practices in their movies which result in discrimination amongst gender, race, color and more. Obviously, many of these films faced protests and a lot of pressure across the nation from political parties and religious groups.

6 Bollywood movies which caused religious controversies 6 Bollywood movies which caused religious controversies Source : Press

Religion forms an integral part of Indian society. What started as a personal connection to the divine power has now become rather commercial in modern times. Our Bollywood industry tried to showcase the religious practices in their movies which result in discrimination amongst gender, race, color and more.

Obviously, many of these films faced protests and a lot of pressure across the nation from political parties and religious groups. So here are 5 Bollywood movies which faced major religious controversies -

PK - Starring Aamir Khan, the Rajkumar Hirani directed movie was a satirical take on various sensitive issues like political beliefs, religion, and superstitions which have been deeply rooted in the mind Indians. While the movie minted moolah big time at the box-office, it met with heavy criticism by members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal as they felt the movie hurt religious sentiments. Also, the female lead falling in love with a Pakistani boy added more fuel to the fire.

Aamir Khan

OMG(Oh My God!)- OMG was a satirical comedy-drama film which was based on the Gujarati stage play title Kanji Virudh Kanji and on the 2001 Australian film The Man Who Sued God and featured Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. The movie showed how a common man files a suit against God and how the people are blinded with so-called religious leaders. The movie was stopped to release across the nation, with the Madhya Pradesh High Court asking the Censor Board to take action against allegedly objectionable comments against Hinduism.

Oh My God

My Name Is Khan - Directed by Karan Johar, the movie is set in the aftermath of 9/11 attacks and gives us a glimpse of the adversaries that innocent Muslims living there went through after it. Before the release of the film, SRK spoke against the decision to ban Pakistani players in the Indian Premier League. His opinion of keeping sports away from politics didn't sit too well with Shiv Sena, a Hindu nationalist political party who demanded to ban the film from screening.

My Nam Is Khan

Dharam Sankat Mein - Dharam Sankat Mein was a story about Dharam Pal (Paresh Rawal), a Hindu man being heavily prejudiced against the Muslims, who ends up finding out that his biological parents were Muslims and he was adopted by a Hindu family. The movie was declared controversial as the Censor Board reportedly invited a Hindu priest and a Maulvi to supervise the film and assist them in the certification process. Few scenes from the film also ended up being taken down due to their ‘offensive' nature.

Dharam Sankat Mein

Water - The movie was a part of Deepa Mehta's trilogy which focused on child marriage and the treatments of widows in the country. Even before the film released, the makers were faced with many controversies including activists destroying the film sets and even organizing suicide protests even though the film wasn't an attack on religion but few beliefs in particular.

Water

Padmaavat - The period drama was helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali based on the poem Padmavat and revolved around Queen Padmavati and Sultan Alauddin Khilji who hears about the Queen's beauty and attacks her kingdom to claim her. The movie faced a country-wide ban by several Rajputs organizations including Karni Sena. Right from Deepika's Ghoomar song to Rani Padmavati jauhar in the film, everything in the movie was criticized. In fact, a BJP leader announced a 10 crore prize for the person who will chop off Deepika's nose!

Padmaavat


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