Despite online streaming platforms giving film-makers more room to release their creative content without worrying about all the rules and regulations set but cinema regulators, it doesn’t keep them from running into trouble with other organisations. With Prakash Jha being slammed by the Karni Sena for the first series of ‘Aashram’, the film-maker has hit back at the organisation stating it’s all up to the audiences and how they take it.
According to SpotboyE, the Karni Sena have stated that the series that depicts Bobby Deol as a corrupt Godman goes against the sentiments of the Hindu religion. “The said web series have(sic.) deeply hurt the sentiments of the people at large and it is also going to spread negative goodwill(sic.) about Hindu religion on(sic.) future generations to come,” their statement reads.
When Jha was asked about the notice, he was reported stating, “Who am I to make a judgment on their demand? We had 400 million-plus views for the first season. I think viewers are the best placed to decide on ‘negative goodwill’. Shall we leave it to them?”.
The series that also stars Aaditi Pohankar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Darshan Kumaar, Anupriya Goenka and Adhyayan Suman received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. So much so that the cast and crew are now gearing up for the release of the second season, set to release on MX Player on 11th November.