Nusrat said to NDTV that ‘they have a problem with everything’. “They have a problem with women wearing hijab. They have a problem with women wearing bikini. It is them who are telling the new-age women of India what to wear,” she was quoted.
The former actress added that the leaders of the ruling party are trying to command our lives by telling us what to wear, what to eat, how to talk, walk, what to learn in school, what to watch on TV… “We are completely directed in this so-called new, evolved India. It is so scary. I fear that in the long run, I do not know where it would take all of us,” she shared.
Besharam Rang is facing flak from several corners. SC lawyer Vineet Jindal has filed a complaint with I&B Ministry citing the song hurts religious sentiments of Hindus. Earlier, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) national spokesperson Vinod Bansal demanded that the movie should be boycotted and banned. A mahant of Ayodhya’s Hanuman Garhi Raju Das called for people to set fire to the theatres that screen the movie as the song has hurt religious sentiments. MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra also raised issues against ‘objectionable costumes’ in Besharam Rang. BJP MLA Ram Kadam said that the film that insults Hindutva will not be tolerated. Madhya Pradesh Ulema Board too took offense and called ban on the film.
Pathaan that stars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, is set to release on January 25, 2023, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.