Oppenheimer Controversy: Christopher Nolan’s latest directorial has been under constant scrutiny since its release. The film recently hit headlines when a section of the Indian audience expressed their dismay over the Bhagavad Gita scene. From critics to reviewers, many people across the country have expressed dismay over an intimate scene in the film showing a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, considered a holy scripture by Hindus, which has sparked an online furore in India. Now Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has taken a strong stand on the controversial scene.
The minister demanded full accountability from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in response to the objectionable scene. He has directed the filmmakers to immediately remove the controversial scene from the film. Furthermore, he has warned that strict action will be taken against all the CBFC members involved in approving the screening of the film. According to ANI, Anurag Thakur expressed his displeasure over CBFC’s failure to protect the interest of the public and asserted that such negligence cannot be condoned. He emphasized that board members will be held accountable for their actions, which is a clear message of accountability.
This major development comes as the government is taking steps to maintain public sentiment and ensure responsible content in the Indian film industry. The demand for accountability from the CBFC reflects the government’s commitment to maintaining a robust and responsible film certification process.
Oppenheimer is a biopic of J Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who played a key role in developing the world’s first nuclear weapon and thus ushering in the nuclear age, which has been hailed by the audience as a ‘masterpiece’. Certified U/A by the Central Board of Film Certification, the film stars Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Robert Downey Jr.