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Padmaavat is rubbish, don’t watch it: AIMIM chief Owaisi tells Muslims

The MP from Hyderabad said the Muslim community has to learn from Rajputs, who are united in not letting the film release. Padmaavat is set to hit the theatres on January 25.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2018 17:04 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
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A file photo of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi addressing the media in Hyderabad.(PTI Photo)

Terming the controversy-hit Bollywood film Padmaavat as ‘bakwas’ (rubbish), AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi asked Muslims not to waste their time watching it.

“Don’t go. God has not created you to watch a two-hour film,” the Hyderabad Lok Sabha member said on Wednesday night while addressing a public meeting in Warangal district.

“Mr (Narendra) Modi (Prime Minister) has formed a 12- member committee for that film; take out what you can...(but) nobody was consulted when law (to end triple talaq) was being made against us,” he said.

“The film is ‘bakwas’ and bad...The Muslim community has to learn from Rajputs, who are united in not letting the film release,” he said.

The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the all-India release of Padmaavat on January 25 and stayed notifications and orders issued by Rajasthan and Gujarat prohibiting exhibition of the film in their states.

The Karni Sena has opposed the Sanjay Leela Bhansali- directed film, alleging it “distorts historical facts” and “hurts sentiments” of the Rajput community. The set of the movie was vandalised twice in Jaipur and Kolhapur, while Bhansali was roughed up by members of the Karni Sena last year.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 16:53 IST