A ruckus broke out during the screening of the film ‘Gandhi Godse Ek Yuddh’ at a theater in Mumbai. During a press conference related to the screening, some unidentified people sitting in the media got up and protested against the film. Showing black flags, they loudly raised slogans of ‘Gandhi Zindabad’.
People protesting say that Mahatma Gandhi has been degraded in the film while his killer Nathuram Godse has been glorified, so it will not be tolerated at all. When this ruckus happened, the director of the film Rajkumar Santoshi was also present there.
Some unseen footage and dialogues of the film were screened in a mini theater located in Mumbai’s Andheri area. During this, this ruckus happened. The matter escalated so much that the police immediately reached the spot and took control of the situation.
When this ruckus happened, director Rajkumar Santoshi, actor Deepak Antani and associate producer of the film Lalit Shyam Tekchandani were also present on the stage.
Rajkumar Santoshi says that he has not made this film to humiliate anyone. He has said that he has neither made a film to glorify anyone nor tried to humiliate anyone. He said that he has provided a platform to Gandhi as well as Nathuram Godse through the film.
He said that when people will watch this film in theatres, they will understand what he has tried to say through this film and it is not right to oppose his film in this way.
Significantly, before reaching the press conference of ‘Gandhi Godse Ek War’, an unknown person attacked Rajkumar Santoshi and tried to physically harm him. When Rajkumar Santoshi was asked about this, he refused to say anything about it and left.
Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh will be releasing in theaters across the country on January 26, on the occasion of Republic Day. In the film, Deepak Antani played the role of Mahatma Gandhi, while Chinmay Mandlekar played the role of Nathuram Godse. Rajkumar Santoshi’s daughter Tanisha Santoshi and Anuj Saxena will also be seen in important roles in the film.