Arjun Kapoor breaks silence on 'Pathaan' controversy

 Arjun Kapoor breaks silence on 'Pathaan' controversy says : 'Artistes must do what the film demands

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Arjun kapoor and a still from the controversial song 'Besharam'

The recent controversy surrounding Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming film "Pathaan" has sparked a heated debate among the Indian film industry. The film, which stars Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, has come under fire for a saffron colored swimsuit worn by Padukone in a song, "Besharam Rang", which many have seen as a political statement. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has even axed certain lyrics and scenes from the song in response to the backlash.

While many have remained silent on the matter, Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, who is currently promoting his upcoming film "Kuttey," has voiced his opinion on the controversy. In an recent interview, Kapoor stated, "As artistes, we have to do what the film demands. If the script and the director feel that a certain scene or costume is necessary for the storytelling, then as actors, it is our job to portray that on screen."

Kapoor's statement has sparked a lively discussion on social media, with many praising his bold stance and others criticizing him for disregarding the potential political implications of the film. Some have even called for a boycott of "Kuttey" in response to his statements.

Despite the backlash, Kapoor has refused to back down from his position. He further stated, "We cannot let politics dictate what we do as artistes. If we start censoring ourselves for fear of backlash, then we are no longer creating true art. It's important to consider all perspectives, but ultimately, as artistes, we must stay true to the film and the message it aims to convey."

The debate around "Pathaan" is certainly not over yet, but Kapoor's statement has certainly added fuel to the fire. As the release date of the film draws near, it will be interesting to see how the controversy will ultimately impact its reception among audiences. One thing is for sure, it has sparked a lot of conversations in the industry and audience both.

Arjun Kapoor dishes on the fiery "Pathaan" controversy Saying, "This whole 'Pathaan' fuss is just a tempest in a teapot, as far as I'm concerned. But you know, I'm an actor and my job is to bring the script to life, controversies be damned. And let's be real, all this chatter is just giving the film more attention than it deserves. Censor board and government know what's best for us, let them handle it. As for us artistes, we just got to stay true to our craft and not get bogged down by all this unnecessary drama."

On the front line of cinematic battle, "Pathaan" gears up for a January 25th, 2023 release in theaters, while Arjun Kapoor's "Kuttey" assembles an all-star squad including Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tabu, Kumud Mishra, and Radhika Madan, under the direction of newcomer Aasmaan Bhardwaj, son of acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, set to drop on January 13th, 2023.

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