Jawaan starring Shah Rukh Khan and Nayantara, is set to hit theaters soon, and advance bookings are on the rise. Directed by Atlee, the film is performing exceptionally well in both domestic and international markets, outpacing Sunny Deol’s “Vartamaan” by 10%. However, amidst all this publicity, the film is encountering opposition, with a significant reason being Tamil Nadu’s politician Udayanidhi Stalin.
“Jawaan” will be distributed in Tamil Nadu by Red Giant Movies, a production house owned by Udayanidhi Stalin, who is also the Minister of Youth Welfare and Sports Development in Tamil Nadu. He had sparked controversy earlier with a divisive speech against a particular religion. Fans quickly noticed that the minister had previously expressed support for the distribution of Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawaan” in Tamil Nadu, contributing to the trend of boycotting the film. Udayanidhi Stalin is reportedly the owner of Red Giant Movies, which holds distribution rights for several films in the state. According to rumors, record sums were paid for the distribution rights of a Bollywood film.
Uday Stalin’s Comments Against Hinduism:
During a conference organized by the Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers and Artists Association in Chennai, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin’s son, Udayanidhi Stalin, claimed that he is against Hinduism and believes it should be eradicated.
“Some things cannot be opposed; they should be eradicated. We cannot oppose dengue, mosquitoes, malaria, or COVID-19. We must eliminate them, just as we must eliminate Hinduism. Instead of opposing Hinduism, we should eradicate it,” said Udayanidhi Stalin.
He further stated, “Hinduism is a principle that divides people based on caste and religion. Eradicating Hinduism is necessary to uphold humanity and human equality. I stand firmly by every word I’ve said. I’ve spoken on behalf of the oppressed and marginalized people who suffer because of Hinduism.”