Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, ‘Messenger of God’ rows: VHP slams former Censor Board chief Leela Samson over hurting Hindu feelings

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Updated: Jan 20, 2015 12:35 AM

VHP today Leela Samson of playing politics over why she was "not moved" when board members resigned after grant of certification to Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK'...

Aamir Khan, Aamir Khan PK, Aamir Khan movie, PK, PK aamir Khan, Messenger of god, Messenger of god movieVHP demands answers from Leela Samson over her actions on Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ and of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s ‘Messenger of God’ movies.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today accused former censor board chief Leela Samson of playing politics over why she was “not moved” when two board members resigned after grant of certification to Aamir Khan-starrer ‘PK’ saying it may hurt Hindu feelings and yet chose to resign  over ‘Messenger of God’ featuring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

It also urged the government to remove ‘political’ persons appointed by Congress on various posts on a ‘purpose’ and replace them with nationalists.

“The way censor board members have resigned, it seems they are playing politics. All these members are those people appointed during Congress rule. It seems that they are working on their agenda.

Check out the conversation over ‘Messenger of God’ on Twitter:


“It is our appeal to the government that all such political persons who have been appointed by Congress for a specific purpose should be removed and right nationalist people should be installed instead,” VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain said.

Questioning Samson for her concerns over the film ‘Messenger of God’ featuring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, he said, “If they are so sensitive, then why were they silent when two members resigned saying ‘PK’ film may hurt feelings of Hindus. Why was Leela Samson not moved on their concerns? What has happened suddenly. I think she should come forward to clarify.”

He said though he has not seen ‘Messenger of God’, he has received information that there is nothing objectionable in it, adding the makers of the film are also ready for making amendments if it hurts anyone’s feelings.

Messenger of god, Messenger of god movie, Messenger of god ram rahim, Messenger of god msg, gurmeet ram rahim, gurmeet ram rahim singh, gurmeet ram rahim msgDemonstrators from the Sikh community shout slogans and hold placards during a protest against the impending release of an Indian film “MSG: The Messenger of God”, in New Delhi January 16, 2015. Several groups representing the Sikh minority, that makes up 2 percent of India’s population of 1.2 billion, have demanded a ban on the film in which they say religious leader and the film’s leading man, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, distorted their scriptures and dressed up as a 17th-century Sikh guru. REUTERS

Check out the conversation over Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ on Twitter:

The film has been at the centre of a controversy with all members of CBFC besides Samson resigning over the issue of granting certification to it by the tribunal over-ruling the Board.

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