He ‘Besharam rang’ Controversy arose when some fringe groups called for a boycott of the film. pathan after objections were raised over the color of Deepika Padukone’s bikini in the song. Many demanded that she remove the song or change the color of her outfit. However, the makers did not make any changes and the film was eventually released to positive reviews from the audience. Talking about the same, director Siddharth Anand shared the story behind choosing an orange colored bikini.
Pathaan Director Siddharth Anand Opens Up About ‘Besharam Rang’ Controversy; he says he chose an orange bikini “at random”
It all happened during the News18 Rising India 2023 summit. While addressing the topic, Siddharth stated that he chose the costume “at random” and “never gave it much thought”. He stated: “The color looked good. It was sunny, the grass was greener and the water was blue and the color orange looked good.”
Anand further explained, “We thought that when the audience saw it, they would understand that our intention was not wrong.” As he continued, Siddharth mentioned that they were “not scared” and called the boycott “white noise.” He was quoted as saying, “We knew there was nothing objectionable in our film.”
According to Siddharth, he would not hold the audience responsible for their initial reaction to the controversy since they had not seen the film at the time. He expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming audience response to the film, stating that they had shown great support by flocking to theaters to see it.
Concluding his take, the 44-year-old director said: “They (the audience) proved the whole boycott movement wrong. And when you call for a boycott of a star or a movie, you don’t see how many people depend on that particular movie for a living, especially if it works. At least three hundred people work on a movie every day. And when shooting is done, many VFX artists work in post-production. It is very easy to say boycott, that too, without reason”.
Coming to the professional front, Siddharth is currently busy with shooting his next adventure, Fighterstarring Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan.
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