“Angry Indian Goddesses” director Pan Nalin claims that he has been getting threatening calls against the content of the film, which also features a lesbian love track. However, he remains undeterred.
“I will not allow (myself) to be terrorised by messages and calls I have been receiving like, ‘How dare you blaspheme Hinduism through ‘Angry Indian Goddesses? We will make sure you go Charlie Hebdo way!'” or another one goes ‘What did you achieve by showing these… non-Sanskari Indian c**ts!’ I need not say anything more,” Nalin said in a statement.
Nalin is said to have been receiving threatening calls and messages since the release day as some groups found the content inappropriate for certain sections of the society. The lesbian love track, especially, is said to have not gone down very well with some people who consider homosexuality as an offence.
Revolving around a journey of seven girls who set out to discover themselves, the film, released on December 4, has largely received a positive response from a cross-section of people. The film had its share of issues with the censor board, which advised 16 cuts before it could make it to the big screens.
The filmmaker had told IANS earlier that he was “super sad and hurt” with the decision of the censor board to curtail them from showing images of Hindu goddesses and for using certain words like “adivasi”, “sarkar” and “Indian figure”.