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Complaints Filed Against Actor Nayanthara for Allegedly Hurting Religious Sentiments in Film ‘Annapoorani’

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Mumbai- Activists from two right-wing groups have registered separate complaints against actor Nayanthara and others associated with her recently released film ‘Annapoorani.‘ The complaints allege that certain scenes in the film hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus, making controversial remarks about Lord Ram and promoting ‘love jihad.’

The Oshiwara police station in western suburbs received a complaint from Bajrang Dal activists two days ago, and an inquiry is currently underway. Simultaneously, another complaint was filed at the Lokmanya Tilak Marg police station in South Mumbai by Ramesh Solanki, founder of Hindu IT Cell.

Solanki’s complaint specifically points out scenes in ‘Annapoorani’ that, according to him, demean Lord Ram and intentionally hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus. He cites instances in the film, such as the last scene where Nayanthara’s character offers namaz wearing a hijab and another scene where a character justifies meat consumption by claiming Lord Ram and Maa Sita consumed meat.

In the complaint, Solanki demands the filing of a first information report (FIR) against Nayanthara, director Nilesh Krishnaa, and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments and promoting ‘love jihad.’ The police are waiting for Solanki to appear at the police station to proceed with further action.

‘Love jihad,’ a term used by right-wing groups, alleges a concerted effort by Muslim men to convert Hindu women to Islam. The controversy adds a layer of scrutiny to the film ‘Annapoorani’ and raises questions about creative expression and religious sensitivities.

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