In the midst of the ongoing controversy surrounding the film Adipurush, it has been revealed that director Om Raut has been provided with police protection. This development comes shortly after Manoj Muntashir, the film’s lyrics and screenplay writer, also requested security due to receiving death threats. While the exact reason for Om Raut’s police protection remains unclear, it is believed to be a precautionary measure considering the threats and controversy surrounding the movie.
Reports suggest that Om Raut is currently accompanied by four constables and an armed police officer at his office. Whether the director personally requested the security or if it was initiated by the police due to the volatile situation is yet to be confirmed. However, it is evident that the authorities are taking the threats seriously and ensuring the safety of those associated with the film.
Adipurush, a highly anticipated project featuring Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, and Devdatta G Nage, is a cinematic adaptation of the epic Ramayana. Since its global release on June 16, the film has faced intense scrutiny and controversy. Certain dialogues from the movie were altered following objections from viewers, leading to protests and even the burning of effigies of Manoj Muntashir in various parts of the country. Calls for a ban on the film have also been made by some protestors.
One of the protesters, Dr. Raj Shekhawat, National President of Kshatriya Karni Sena, reportedly made threatening statements against the director, expressing intentions of harm. However, Manoj Muntashir clarified that the film’s purpose was never to offend sentiments but rather to showcase the heroes of Sanatan to the younger generation. He assured that the contentious dialogues would be modified to address the concerns raised.
The provision of police protection to Om Raut reflects the gravity of the situation and the need to ensure the safety and security of the individuals involved in the making of Adipurush. As the film continues to generate discussion and controversy, it remains to be seen how the situation will unfold. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.