Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla and Tannishtha Chatterjee starrer film ‘Parched’ is gaining all the applauds for its wonderful and thought provoking concept. The film is not only impressing the masses in the home front but it has also gained several laurels in the international film festivals. The movie aims to showcase the ugly truth of the rural orthodoxy and the patriarchal society.
The three characters in the film are fighting their individual struggles which are created by the society itself. ‘Parched’ directed by Leena Yadav is helmed by Ajay Devgn. The movie did not gain much numbers at the box office but it surely triggered the brains of the masses.
Well, many of such realistic films face problems in the nation. After the film leaked, there is another hassle in its way. The Rabari community in Gujarat is now seeking a ban on the film. The community has expressed that they are portrayed in the film in a bad light.
However, there is no mention of any community or religion in the movie, but their clothes resemble the Rabari community and hence the trouble. Leena Yadav’s husband Aseem Bajaj who has produced the film is facing serious threatening calls from the people of the community.
Leena Yadav expressed on the situation saying, “It is a scary scenario. My husband is getting threat calls. I do not know how they got his number, but since the film released on Friday, he has been getting calls from different numbers. They are hurling expletives and have told him that the Rabaris are a six-million-strong community, so he should be wary. He has been flooded with nasty messages on WhatsApp as well.”
In order to be on the safer side, the filmmaker has also filed a complaint at the Oshiwara police station.
She further added “I have not named any community, caste or religion. There is a disclaimer about resemblance too. They are reacting to the costumes. I have used a mix of Gujarati and Rajasthani costumes. But, they feel it looks like theirs. If I wear a costume from Thailand, I do not become a Thai. Our identity is not made by the clothes we wear.”
The petition regarding the ban of the film ‘Parched’ was filed by Masarubhai Rinabhai Rabari. The court will hear the matter today and give its decision.
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