BENGALURU: Litterateurs gathered in the city on Saturday to show their support to the Hindi movie PK.
“PK is a brave movie and should be appreciated and also encouraged,” said Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad. He was speaking at the State conference of CPM which had organised a discussion on the movie.
The movie has Aamir Khan playing the role of an alien in search of God and in the process is amused by the rituals followed by various religions and the role of godmen. The movie outraged some Hindu groups with activists in many states demanding a ban.
Karnad also said that Aamir Khan should be congratulated for the job and for highlighting the role of different religions in the movie. “The movie has many Hindu rituals which have been well portrayed by Aamir,” he said.
Author K Marulasiddappa said those protesting against screening of the movie only wanted to create a nuisance. “Members of the Sangh Parivar are ‘goondas’. PK raises valid questions about religious practices and tells people about the reality of those who claim to be middlemen of God. It does not in anyway insult any religion,” he said.