Mumbai, Jan 8: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's name too has come up in the controversy involving Aamir Khan's movie 'PK'. Many raised questions regarding filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani's decision of expressing his gratitude towards Sri Sri in the film's opening credits.
Hirani's decision surprised many as his movie stirred controversy questioning people's blind faith in godmen. When asked as to why he has thanked the spiritual leader in his film's credits, the filmmaker said he's "only against fake gurus". Here it can be mentioned that a significant portions of the film have been shot at his Art of Living Foundation ashram in Bengaluru.
The director of the controversial movie has been quoted as saying, "I'm being asked that if I'm against religious gurus, why I have expressed gratitude to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the film titles. My answer is that I'm not against religious gurus. I'm only against fake gurus."
Continuing his statement, Hirani also added, "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a courageous man. He gave me the location to shoot, knowing well that this is a film on god and fake godmen. He is beyond pettiness of religion. He can see the larger picture. I admire his work and have tremendous respect for him. We will be showing him the film soon."
Earlier on Wednesday, Jan 7, Delhi High Court said there was nothing offensive in the film 'PK' and there was no substance in allegations that it has defamed and maligned Hindu culture and religious practices.