New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers to refrain from making “unnecessary comments on films or personalities” in the backdrop of the controversy over Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film Pathaan, media reports said.
Speaking at the BJP’s national executive meeting, Modi on Tuesday said as quoted by several media, “No one should make unnecessary comments that would overshadow the hard work we do.”
A BJP office bearer, who was present in the meeting, said as quoted by The Indian Express, “In his speech yesterday, the prime minister cautioned those who make statements to grab headlines.
“He told them that they should refrain from doing so. He said that sometimes the comments on films or personalities overshadow the hard work we have done.”
Modi’s comment comes after several BJP leaders had objected to the saffron-colored bikini worn by Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone in the Besharam Rang song from Pathaan.
Pathaan poster (L) and Laal Singh Chaddha poster (R) | Image Credit: Twitter/SRK and Instagram/Kareena Kapoor Khan
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra and BJP leader Sadhvi Pragya have also given calls for a boycott of the big-budget Hindi film.
Earlier, the BJP leaders had called for a boycott of Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha citing the actor’s year-old remark on “growing intolerance” in India.