Hindu Outfits Pan Dhanush for VIP's 'Offensive' Scene

Hindu outfits staged a protest outside actor Dhanush’s house, against a scene in his film that portrays Ramakrishna Mission in poor light.

Published: 05th August 2014 07:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2014 10:13 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Hindu outfits staged a protest outside actor Dhanush’s house in Alwarpet on Monday afternoon, against a scene in his film Velai Illa Pattathari (VIP) that portrays Ramakrishna Mission in poor light.

“They (the movie’s producers) have already been warned that the scene is offensive, but they are yet to remove it. If it is not removed, our protests will turn violent,” said M K Rajaji, president of Hindu Marumalarchi Munnetra Sangam.

The scene that the alumni and management of Ramakrishna Vidyalaya have objected to is the one in which Dhanush rants about the inferior education he got “studying in Ramakrishna Vidyalaya” while his brother got “English” education in a Christian institution.

Velai Illa Pattathari, which has been declared a blockbuster and has been running for the third week now, has Dhanush playing a civil engineer, who is frustrated about his inability to find a job.

Dhanush co-produced the film along with P Madan of Escape Artists. “We are making a strong statement to the producers to have the scene removed. If they don’t listen they will face the consequences,” Rajaji added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp