In a recent turn of events, the Nepal court has cleared the way for the screening of the highly anticipated Bollywood film, Adipurush. The movie, starring Prabhas and Kriti Sanon, had faced a ban in Nepal due to a single dialogue that stirred a fierce controversy.
The contentious dialogue, which referred to Sita as “India’s daughter,” sparked concerns over Nepal’s sovereignty and led to outrage among Nepali officials and citizens. Kathmandu Mayor Balendra Shah promptly announced the ban, citing the potential threat to Nepal’s independence and vowing to stand firm against the film’s screening.
However, the Patan High Court has now issued a temporary order, asserting that films approved by the censor board should not face any obstruction in their screening. This decision has come as a relief to Bhaskar Dhungana, President of the Nepal Motion Picture Association, who eagerly awaits the court’s written order.
Directed by Om Raut and backed by T-Series, Adipurush boasts an ensemble cast including Saif Ali Khan, Devdatta Nage, and Vatsal Sheth. Despite the initial controversy, the film was released worldwide on June 16, capturing the attention of Bollywood enthusiasts.
The court’s decision not only paves the way for the screening of Adipurush but also sets a precedent for other movies that have obtained permission from the censor board. Nepali film lovers can now look forward to enjoying a wide range of cinematic experiences without hindrance.
The controversy surrounding the dialogue in Adipurush highlights the delicate balance between artistic expression and national sensitivities. It serves as a reminder of the impact movies can have on society and the importance of engaging in meaningful conversations that promote understanding and respect.
As the controversy subsides and the ban is lifted, audiences can now witness the grandeur of Adipurush on the big screen, appreciating the performances of the talented cast and the visionary storytelling of director Om Raut. The film promises to transport viewers to a world of myth and legend, leaving a lasting impression on both Indian and international audiences.