Today, the makers of the movie, Adipurush, moved to the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Allahabad High Court seeking personal appearance of the producer (Bhushan Kumar), director (Om Raut), and the dialogue writer (Manoj Muntashir) of Adipurush movie before July 27. The petitioner’s counsel mentioned the matter for hearing today before the Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud stating, “This is about the movie Adipurush. It is of grave urgency. The producers were summoned by the Allahabad HC…” The SC was hearing separate petitions of Naveen Dhawan and Kuldeep Tiwari to seek a ban on movie. While initiating the hearing, CJI Chandrachud asked the lawyers to mention tomorrow. During the hearing, a two-judge bench of the top Court including Justice Shree Prakash Singh and Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan. The bench slammed the makers of the movie and sid that the “tolerance of Hindus was being put to test”.
In addition, the Supreme Court highlighted various other movies where Hindu god and goddess were portrayed funnily. It added, “If we will shut our mouths today then you know what will happen? These incidents are increasing day by day. I saw a movie wherein Lord Shankar was shown running with his Trishul in a very funny manner. Now, these things will be showcased?...The filmmakers earn money as films do business. Suppose if you make even a short documentary on the Quran, depicting wrong things, then you will see what will happen…However, I may once again clarify that it is not about any one religion. It is by chance that this issue is concerned with Ramayana, otherwise Court belongs to all religions.” Along with this, the High Court also directed the government to re-consider the certificate granted to the movie. It said the chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to file their persoonal affidavits telling whether the guidelines were followed for certification of the movie for public exhibition or not.