Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra today took issue with actor Deepika Padukone’s bikini in a song from the film “Pathan” and said the government will consider what to do about its screening if some scenes are not “corrected”.
State BJP government spokesperson Mishra Mishra said Ms Padukone was a supporter of the “tukde tukde gang” in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) case.
Mishra Mishra’s statement came after the recent Shah Rukh Khan starrer “Beshram Rang”, a song featuring Miss Padukone.
He said that the bikini seen in the song was “extremely offensive” and that it was clearly visible that the song was filmed from a “corrupted mindset”.
“I would request that the scene and her (Ms. Padukone’s) clothes (in the song) be corrected, otherwise it will be a matter of consideration whether the film should be allowed in Madhya Pradesh,” Mishra Mishra told reporters in Indore’s Mahu district. .
He alleged “Padukone was a supporter of Tookde Tookde gang in JNU case”.
The “tukde-tukde gang” comment was often used by BJP leaders and right-wing groups after the JNU protests in Delhi in 2016.
“Paathan”, an action thriller, is slated for release on January 25.
Mr. Mishra also warned the makers of the Bollywood film “Adipurush,” based on the Ramayana, in October, of legal action if scenes depicting the Hindu religious figure in a “wrong” manner were not removed.
In July, he asked the police to file a case over the poster of filmmaker Leena Manimekalai’s documentary ‘Kali’ following outrage from right-wing groups.