Published On : Fri, Jan 19th, 2018

Padmaavat ‘bakwas’, don’t watch it: Owaisi tells Muslims

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has described the controversial Hindi film Padmaavat as ‘bakwas’ and urged Muslims not to watch the film that revolves around legendary Rajput queen Rani Padmavati and emperor Alauddin Khilji.

Asaduddin Owaisi said Padmaavat is a ‘manhoos’ (curse-ridden) and ‘ghaleez’ (bad) film. “Do not run after it. Do not watch it. God has not created you to watch this two-hour film. God created you to lead a good life and do good things that should be remembered for centuries,” he said.

Owaisi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set up a 12-member panel to review the ‘bakwas’ film and suggest cuts. The story written by poet Malik Mohammad Jayasi in 1540 is a fiction and has no historical basis, but still the government has shown so much interest on the movie based on a fiction.