Actor turned politician, Paresh Rawal, who is a BJP Member of Parliament from East Ahmedabad, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding yoga guru Baba Ramdev objecting to the screening of the film PK, by categorically stating that when the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has certified the Aamir Khan-starrer, then nobody should have a problem with the film.
In an exclusive conversation with Tehelka on Tuesday, Paresh Rawal said: “The movie has already been certified by the censor board, then I think there should not be any issue with movie.” However, Rawal added that he has not seen PK yet. “I will try to watch it,” he said.
When it was pointed out that there are similarities between Oh My God (OMG), which starred Rawal, and PK, the actor laughed it off by saying, “My film OMG was released in 2012, at that point I was not a BJP MP.” He declined to comment any further.
Recently, yoga guru Baba Ramdev expressed his anguish over the theme of Amir Khan’s latest movie PK and also called for a public boycott of all those who are involved in the making of this “anti-religious” film. The whole episode has turned into a big controversy with FIR being filed against the Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer.
Baba Ramdev has asked the ‘Hindu community’ to come together and protest against the movie, as he felt PK was anti-Hindu. As per media reports, Baba Ramdev also felt that PK propagated a wrong message by criticising Hindu gods and goddesses.
In Ahmedabad, suspected Bajrang Dal activists vandalised prominent theatres demanding a ban on the film. Protests were also held in Bhopal where some screenings were halted.