Virpur: Padni Sena today asked public to boycott Akshay Kumar starer Pad Man in a press conference. The Sena says the film contains dream sequence where the lead actor Akshay Kumar is farting for 159 seconds! Which is highly disrespectful to Padni sena and its members.
It has come in my dream last night that the film Pad Man, which stars Akshay Kumar in a lead role, has a dream sequence that hurt the sentiments of our group. The dream sequence in the film, according to my dream, is where Akshay Kumar is farting for continuous 159 seconds. Which does not only hurt our sentiments but it is also something very anti national. Farting for this long can cause massive air pollution.
Said Mr. Padvi, President of the Padni sena while taking a long drag of Bidi.
We rushed to Akshay Kumar for comments on this claim. Akshay Kumar denied of having any such sequence in the film. He further said,
Pad Man is not the story of a man who farts. It is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu, who revolutionized the manufacturing of sanitary napkins.
While the makers are firmly denying of having anything which offends any group, Padni sena and its supporters are coming on roads to protest against the release of Pad Man. Not only Padni sena, but politicians from the ruling government BJP are also supporting the Padni sena. In an interview, BJP politician from Jant (Haryana) Mr. Padeshwar said,
Filmmakers can’t get away with hurting sentiments of people everytime. 159 seconds of fart in the film is highly disgraceful. People of this country should teach filmmakers a lesson by vandalizing multiplexes that release this shameful movie.
While the Prime Minister on 12th February 2016 said, “Art can’t have any restrictions or limits” (ref), four governments lead by the same party BJP have decided ban Pad Man.
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani said,
We have banned Pad Man because of the way fart is being projected in the film. Farting is something very natural. It should not be disrespected.
Our reporter found a group of youngsters protesting outside Akshay Kumar’s house. We talked to one of the volunteers. Here’s how it went.
Reporter: Why are you protesting?
Volunteer: Because Akshay Kumar has disrespected fart in Pad Man. Just to make film a box-office hit, you cannot play with sentiments of people.
Reporter: But the director, writers and actors who have worked on this film for more than 12 months are denying of having any such sequence in the film.
Volunteer: They must have removed it after boycott threats from Padni sena.
Reporter: If they have removed it, why are you still protesting?
Volunteer: Because the film has hurt our sentiments.
While the makers of the film Pad Man have denied to all rumors around the fart sequences, people from Padni Sena (none of whom has even seen the film) have given their verdict, and have decided to boycott the film. They have also threatened to destroy multiplexes who dare to release Pad Man.
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