Just 11 days before the grand Ram Mandir inauguration, actress Nayanthara landed in trouble for her alleged remarks against Lord Rama in the Tamil film ‘Annapoorani’.
We know that the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi inauguration is scheduled to take place on January 22, 2024, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The Central Government along with the State Governments are working in full swing to make sure that the auspicious ceremony is held perfectly in sync with Hindu customs and traditions. Ahead of this mega event, popular actress Nayanthara has landed in trouble for her alleged remarks against Lord Rama in the Tamil film ‘Annapoorani’.
FIR registered against Nayanthara
Amidst the controversy surrounding the Tamil film 'Annapoorani,' a legal case has been initiated against actor Nayanthara, the movie's director and producers, as well as Netflix India's content head, Monika Shergill. The First Information Report (FIR), filed by a right-wing group in Jabalpur city, Madhya Pradesh, alleges that the accused individuals have offended the religious sentiments of Hindus, shown disrespect to Lord Rama, and propagated 'Love Jihad' through the film.
According to NDTV, the Hindu Sewa Parishad – a fringe outfit, filed the FIR at the Omti police station, naming seven individuals as accused, including Nayanthara, director Nilesh Krishnaa, producers Jatin Sethi and R Ravindran, and Netflix India's content head, Monika Shergill.
The movie, initially released in theaters on December 1, later began streaming on the OTT platform on December 29.
Annapoorani controversy: ZEE Studios tenders an apology
Following social media backlash and accusations of hurting religious sentiments, Nayanthara's recent film 'Annapoorani' has been taken down from the streaming platform Netflix. The movie faced controversy from the time of its release, with allegations that a particular scene portrays Lord Rama as a meat eater. Continuous protests and calls for the film's removal circulated on social media, prompting Zee Studios to issue an apology in response to the criticism.
The apology read that the makers have 'no intention to hurt the religious sentiments of The Hindus and Brahmin community.'