After months of harsh criticism of Prabhas’s big project, ‘Adipurush’, writer Manoj Muntashir said it was a “hundred percent mistake” and that he shouldn’t have said anything at the time. In an interview with Aaj Tak, Muntashir made it clear that while mistakes may have happened, none of them were done on purpose.
Manjo Muntashir On Adipurush Controversy:
He stressed that he did not mean to hurt religious feelings. “There is no doubt about it,” he said about the controversy. I don’t feel so bad about my writing skills that I would defend them by saying I wrote well. It is a mistake in every way.”
Muntashir made it clear that he didn’t mean to do what he did. He said he was sorry and understood that talking about such sensitive topics should be done with care. He confirmed, “I had absolutely no intention of hurting the religion and causing trouble to Sanatan or to defame Lord Ram or to say something about Hanuman ji which is not there.” Even though it caused a lot of trouble, he said he would never purposely hurt a religion and saw it as a way to learn.
Manoj Muntashir On Giving Justification Statements During Controversy:
When Muntashir thought about how he handled the angry crowd, he admitted he was wrong, saying, “I feel that when people were angry, I should not have clarified at that time.” This was the worst thing I did. That wasn’t the right time for me to speak. If my explanation makes people angry, then they have every right to be angry. Because that wasn’t the right time to make it clear, and I see my mistake now.
About Adipurush Movie:
Om Raut directed ‘Adipurush’, which got a lot of negative feedback for how it portrayed figures from the epic story Ramayana. This led to trolling and legal challenges. After the movie came out, it got more bad reviews for supposedly inappropriately portraying the main characters. In response to the backlash, Muntashir apologized and changed the language in the movie.