Read how he hurt Hindu feelings

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has taken to his social media accounts to unveil the first ever posters for his film OMG 2, the sequel to his 2012 film OMG – Oh My God! The first film starred Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty and Mahesh Majrekar in key roles.

Sharing an update and posters from the movie, he wrote, “कर्ता करे न कर सके शिव करे सो होय. May Adiyogi’s eternal energy bless us on this journey.

In the first poster, Akshay Kumar is painted blue with his eyes closed and his hair in dreadlocks, a look inspired by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. ‘Rakh vishwas, tu hai shiv ka das’ is written on the poster.

The film’s second poster features Akshay Kumar, again seen donning the blue look, holding the boy’s hand.

As Akshay Kumar is set to start filming for the OMG movie sequel – Oh My God! from 2012, one can recall how the first film was criticized for its alleged anti-Hindu content.

Paresh Rawal, who played the role of an atheist named Kanji Lal in the film, has ridiculed Hindu gods and goddesses on several occasions. Comparing Ganga Jal, the Hindu holy water, to alcohol on one occasion, he also witnessed a denunciation of idol worship, which is an integral part of Hindu tradition.

In fact, when the first film was released, many Bajrang Dal and Hindustan Shiv Sena activists had staged protests, torn down posters of the film in cinema halls in Jammu, demanding a ban on the screening of the film “Oh My God” for its alleged anti-religious content.

With the wounds of the first film still raw, memories of the previous film came back to haunt as soon as Akshay Kumar released the poster for the sequel, prompting netizens to dig up the actor’s old dialogue from his past films, in which it was heard. disparaging Hindu tradition and rituals while praising Islamic practices in a few.

A Twitter user going by the handle @mechirubhat shared a mashup of Akshay Kumar’s dialogues from his previous films which were blatantly anti-Hindu. The mashup was compiled by the “Gems of Bollywood” Twitter handle.

The 2.20 minute video begins with dialogue from Akshay Kumar’s 2019 release “Good Newwz”, where the actor was heard mocking Lord Ram. In the clip, a man says “Mere Bache ka naam Hola Ram hai kyunki vo Holi pe paida hua tha”, to which Akshay replies “Acha hua apka bacha Lohri pe paida nahi hua”. It didn’t sit well with Twitter users who thought he abused Lord Ram. The film was produced by Akshay Kumar production – Cape of Good Films.

Kumar’s 2020 release Laxmii, previously titled Laxmmi Bomb, was also criticized for its Hinduphobic content. Gems of Bollywood shared a clip from the film where Akshay Kumar can be seen mocking a Hindu sadhu accusing him of theft. He mocks the Sadhu saying “Baba aapka lota kahan hain. Dobara kisi ko lootne ki koshish ki toh yeh YouTube video by upload kar doonga aur tu jail mein download ho jayega”.

This Hinduphobia follows in the footsteps of the liberal left-wing media, which has repeatedly attempted to put a Hindu spin on a crime perpetrated by Islamist clerics by labeling them “Tantric.”

The Twitter handle then shared a snippet of Akshay Kumar’s interview after the release of his 2012 movie OMG – Oh My God! in which he was again seen questioning Hindu beliefs and rituals. “Which god says ‘mere ko doodh dena’ and Hanuman says mere ko tel daal (which god ever asked for milk or when as lord Hanuman asked people to pour oil on him),” said said Akshay.

Following this, in a scene from his 2017 film Jolly LLB 2, Akshay Kumar mocks Brahmins by tying his Janeu to his ear before consuming alcohol.

Similarly, in a clip from his 2007 release Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Kumar was seen mocking the Hindu deity Hanuman. Actor Rajpal Yadav, who plays Chotte pandit in the film, is called “Lal Hanuman” by Akshay Kumar, who gives him a tight slap and tells him to come visit him another day.

In another scene from the Rowdy Rathore film, Akshay Kumar, in what is described as a ‘comedy’, offers a bribe of Rs 15,000 to Lord Krishna. The film was written by Bollywood screenwriter Shiraz Ahmed.

Similarly, in a clip from his film Pad Man, a film about a Tamil Nadu-based social activist who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural areas, Akshay Kumar takes a sanitary napkin and places it on an “aarti thali “.

Apart from these clips, Gems of Bollywood also shared a few clips, where Akshay Kumar can be seen praising Islamic beliefs and practices.

Although this debate has erupted again today, it is pertinent to note that many OTT platforms have regularly released Hinduphobic and caste-rancor inciting content under the guise of entertainment. Last year, the Netflix film ‘Krishna and his Leela’ sparked controversy over its Hinduphobic content insulting Lord Krishna. Previously, the web series Pataal Lok, published on Amazon Prime, was criticized for its content offensive to Hindus and Hinduism.

Another OTT platform, Zee5, has been under fire from Hindu organizations and top BJP leaders over the blatant Hinduphobia pushed by the platform through its new Tamil web series “Godman”. Several Hindu groups, including social media users, had spoken out against the anti-Hindu web series. The backlash from Hindu and Hindu organizations on social media has been so severe that Zee5 had to suspend the broadcast of the controversial web series.

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