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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi found party leaders making comments in protest against films and personalities were unnecessary and urged his party workers to refrain from making remarks to grab headlines that would overshadow the hard work the party does for the country.
He stated this at the two-day BJP National Executive meeting in New Delhi, referring to the comments thrown at the Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone’s upcoming movie Pathaan by BJP leaders, who alleged the film is offensive against Hindutva.
Senior BJP leaders, including Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narrotam Mishra and Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur, demanded the film should be banned in the country.
During his address, Modi also asked BJP members to reach out to every section of society, including minorities such as Bohras, Pasmandas and Sikhs, and work for them without electoral considerations.
The Prime Minister's statement comes amid the recent protests against Shah Rukh Khan's film 'Pathaan', with several BJP leaders like Ram Kadam and Narottam Mishra criticising the makers over Deepika Padukone's saffron costume in the song 'Besharam Rang'.
The song has been in news for a saffron-coloured bikini worn by Deepika along with a few shots that several politicians and trolls found 'vulgar'.
As per reports, Hindu sentiments have been hurt and people have also criticised the makers as they find an "overdose" of the sexually appealing look of the actress.
Protests are on with the social media campaign seeking a boycott of the movie.
With IANS Input