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Arjun Kapoor and Javed Akhtar react to SRK and Deepika's 'Pathaan' controversy!

10th Jan, 2023

Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback film ‘Pathaan’ has been in the eye of a storm ever since its first song ‘Besharam Rang’ released. The upcoming Bollywood movie, also featuring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, landed in trouble over the ‘Piku’ actress’ bikini colour in the dance number. Several celebrities have since offered their two cents on the controversy surrounding ‘Besharam Rang’. And the newest celebrities to comment on the controversy are Arjun Kapoor and Javed Akhtar.

For the unversed, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra had earlier said that ‘Pathaan’ screening shouldn't be allowed in the state unless some "scenes and costumes are corrected".

Renowned lyricist Javed Akhtar recently spoke about the controversy on the sidelines of the launch of ‘Jadunama’, a coffee table book.

Weighing in on Narottam Mishra’s comments, Javed Akhtar said, “If he (the minister) thinks there should be a separate censor board for Madhya Pradesh, they should watch the film separately. And if they are unhappy with the Centre's film certification, we should not come in between them, it is between them and the Centre.”

On being asked about the recently constituted 'Dharma Censor Board', Javed commented, "There is one censor board in MP, then this is there and one censor board of the centre is also there. What is the problem? We have four-five important 'dharmas' and they should have their censors. Maybe then moulvis (under Islam) will start watching films. Do it, do it!"

Further talking about the ‘Besharam Rang’ controversy, Javed Akhtar said, “It is not for me or you to decide whether the song is right or wrong. We have an agency.”

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