Christopher Nolan‘s latest film, “Oppenheimer,” released on July 21, has garnered widespread praise from reviewers and fans alike. Nonetheless, a particular Intimate Scene in ‘Oppenheimer’, involving a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, a revered holy text in Hinduism, has stirred up considerable controversy and dismayed numerous Indian viewers.
Intimate Scene in ‘Oppenheimer’ draws Controversy
Several individuals voiced their displeasure on social networking sites. They Criticized the directors for including such a scene. Some even claimed that if this sequence had been part of a Bollywood film, they would have targeted theaters for destruction. Comparisons were drawn to the possible response in that scenario.
Throughout history, people have perceived art as a powerful form of expression that transcends boundaries. And defies limitations while exploring a range of human emotions and experiences. Nonetheless, the portrayal of the Bhagavad Gita in an intimate setting has prompted certain individuals to ponder if there are any constraints on artistic expression.
Social Media Calls for Boycott and Removal of Controversial Scene
Uday Mahurkar, speaking on behalf of the Save Culture Save India Foundation, expressed extreme concern. The concern was about how the sequence was portrayed and its potential adverse impact on religious emotions. In an open letter to the producers of “Oppenheimer,” he urged the Union Information to respond appropriately to the situation. As well as the Broadcasting Ministry.
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The letter in question has drawn attention to a scene in the film ‘Oppenheimer’ that appears to be a scathing attack on Hinduism. According to reports on social media, a lady compels a man to recite Bhagwad Geeta aloud during a sexual encounter. While she holds a copy of the sacred text in her hand.