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Monks demand ban on Hollywood Buddha

PTI | ByIndo-Asian News Service, Patna
Sep 16, 2004 09:00 PM IST

Buddhist monks in Bodh Gaya urged President Kalam to ban the screening of Hollywood Buddha scheduled for an India release on September 24.

Buddhist monks, supported by a small Buddhist community in Bodh Gaya, Bihar on Thursday, urged President APJ Abdul Kalam to ban the screening of "Hollywood Buddha" scheduled for an India release on September 24.

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Mahabodhi Mahavira Bhikshu-in-charge, Bhikshu Bodhipala, told the President, "We are hurt by movie posters and billboards showing disrespect to Buddha, God to over 500 million people across the world".

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US-based film producer Philippe Caland who posed in the advertisement for the film "Hollywood Buddha" by sitting atop a Buddha statue, has already apologised, saying he would take urgent steps to remove the image from all advertisements.

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