X-Men: Apocalypse: Hindu Leader Sparks Religious Controversy

X-men-[tps_footer]The recently released trailer for upcoming Hollywood movie ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ has caused a stir among the Hindu community even in America. And now a Hindu spiritual leader based in USA has petitioned to ask director Bryan Singer to delete all references made on Lord Krishna in the film which according to him are inappropriate. We had earlier revealed, how in the trailer, the main powerful villain of the film Apocalypse has been compared to Krishna, which we predicted would cause a problem among the religious followers, and the same is happening now.

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Hindu spiritual leader Rajan Zed who is based in USA, is the President of his organization named Universal Society of Hinduism. And on the official website of the same as well as Twitter, Zed has urged director of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ to delete all inappropriate references to Krishna. He tweeted, “Comparing #Krishna to villain #Apocalypse in #XMenApocalypse trailer was inappropriate. Delete references to Krishna unless scripture based.” According to him, Hollywood filmmakers should be educated about the ancient culture before making re-imagined versions of their own.

In the trailer of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, the antagonist Apocalypse states, “I have been called many things over many lifetimes, Ra, Krishna and Yahweh.” While Ra and Yahweh stand as Gods of some other religion, Krishna is referred to the Hindu Lord which has now sparked a religious controversy. As of now, there has been no official response from the filmmakers including director Bryan Singer who has been targeted by Rajan Zed. Whether this gets blown out of proportion, or brings out a peaceful outcome, only time will tell. However, Indian fans have already started opposing this protest deeming it unnecessary.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ stars James McAvoy as Professor X, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse, Nicholas Hault as Beast, Rosy Byrne as CIA agent Moira and Game of Thrones fame Sophie Turner as young Jean Grey which is a new addition to the star cast. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film is produced by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Entertainment. ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is all set to release on May 27, 2016.

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