Law & Order

Isn't This Intolerance?: Prakash Raj On Padmavati Controversy

Team Republic |

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  • Actor Prakash Raj questioned the culture of intolerance in the country after the Padmavati controversy
  • The actor also questioned why Marathi film Nude and Malayalam film S Durga were dropped from the 48th International Film Festival of India
  • Earlier, the 52-year-old National Award-winning actor took to Twitter to question the intent behind Demonetisation

     

Actor Prakash Raj, who has been vocal about his views on various subjects, has once again reignited the 'intolerance debate'. Following the controversy surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film Padmavati, Prakash Raj questioned where we are heading twowards as a country. In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Prakash Raj questioned the growing culture of intolerance in the country. 

"To whomsoever it may concern One wants to cut a nose..one wants to behead an artist.. One wants to shoot an actor down… and the system wants to remove certain films from a film festival in spite of being selected by a jury And you want us to believe that there are no acts of intolerance ..? silencing voices.. ?terrorizing ..?…..#justasking," the actor's statement read.

Apart from the Padmavati controversy, Prakash Raj was also questioning how two films — Ravi Jadhav’s Marathi film Nude and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Malayalam film S Durga —were dropped by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry from the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). 

"Who's calling the shots...#justasking (sic)," the actor tweeted. 

Earlier this week, the 52-year-old National Award-winning actor took to Twitter to question the intent behind Demonetisation and penned a note demanding an apology from the authorities for the "disruptive impact" of the exercise.

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