After Padmavati, another movie seems to have become a target of Hindu leaders. Game of Ayodhya, a movie that shows a love story between a Hindu and Muslim couple and has a background of demolition of Babri Mosque. Now, an ABVP activist, Amit Goswami has put a 1 lakh on the director, Sunil Singh, and has said that he is going to kill Singh if he ever sees him. The movie is scheduled to be released on 8th December, and was initally denied a clearance certificate from CBFC, but was then cleared by the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal (FCAT).
The bounty has been held for someone to cut Singh’s hands. Amit, speaking to a major publication has said, “if this movie is released in the cinema halls then the administration and government will be responsible for any untoward incident that happens.” He justified the threat by saying that the constitution restricts everyone from hurting the sentiments of other people based on their religion.
The trend of threatening the movie directors and actors has become a dangerous ploy to restrict movies from being released. Earlier, an EX BJP leader from Haryana had put a bounty of 10 crore on the heads of Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Actress Deepika Padukone for speaking that no one could stop the release of her movie. Padmavati has been banned in 5 states, even though Supreme Court has advised the Chief Ministers to refrain from commenting on the movie before the CBFC has cleared it.