Pan Nalin, the director of Angry Indian Goddesses that recently hit theatres, has said he has been getting threatening calls and messages against the content of his film. The director, however, added that the threats cannot intimidate him: “I will not allow (myself) to be terrorised by messages and calls I have been receiving like, ‘How dare you blaspheme Hinduism through ‘Angry Indian Goddesses? We will make sure you go Charlie Hebdo way!’ or another one goes ‘What did you achieve by showing these... non-Sanskari Indian c**ts!’ I need not say anything more.”
Nalin is said to have been receiving threatening calls and messages since Angry Indian Goddesses released as some groups found the content inappropriate for certain sections of the society. The lesbian love track, especially, is said to have not gone down very well with some people who consider homosexuality as an offence.
Revolving around a journey of seven girls who set out to discover themselves, the film, released on December 4, has received mixed response. It also had its share of issues with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which advised 16 cuts before it could make it to the big screens.
The filmmaker had told IANS earlier that he was “super sad and hurt” with the decision of the censor board to curtail them from showing images of Hindu goddesses and for using certain words like “adivasi”, “sarkar” and “Indian figure”.
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