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Maharashtra Congress urges Uddhav Thackeray to ban Amol Kolhe's movie 'Why I killed Gandhi' in state and on OTT platforms

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Monday, January 24, 2022, 04:18 PM IST

NCP MP and actor Dr Amol Kolhe | Twitter/@kolhe_amol
NCP MP and actor Dr Amol Kolhe | Twitter/@kolhe_amol
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Maharashtra Congress has urged Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to ban the movie 'Why I killed Gandhi' in the State and on OTT platforms. NCP MP Amol Kolhe is facing flak for playing Nathuram Godse in an upcoming film.

'Why I killed Gandhi' which is set to release on Limelight OTT on January 30 - Gandhi's death anniversary.

Amol Kolhe was previously in Shiv Sena and a leading Marathi actor since 2008 and has acted in many period movies and played many roles of historic figures like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Kolhe joined Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in 2019 and defeated Sena's Shivajirao Adhalarao Patil in the Shirur Lok Sabha election.

Earlier today, the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a complete ban on the movie "Why I Killed Gandhi" as the film glorifies Nathuram Godse the traitor and killer of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

"All Indian Cine Workers Association demands a complete ban on the movie Why I Killed Gandhi which is to be released on OTT Platform in India on January 30, 2022, as this movie glorifies Nathuram Godse the traitor and killer of the father of nation Mahatma Gandhiji. Gandhiji is someone who is admired by entire INDIA and the world, Gandhiji's Ideology is a symbol of Love and Sacrifice for each and every Indian," the letter reads.

The association further said that if this movie releases the entire nation will be shocked and devastated by the display of the heinous crime.

"Nathuram Godse is (the Traitor and Assassin of Gandhiji) doesn't deserve an inch of respect by anyone in this country, the actor who played the role of Nathuram Godse (the traitor and the killer of Gandhiji) is a sitting MP in Lok Sabha and is under the oath of Indian Constitution, if this movie releases the entire nation will be shocked and devastated by the display of the heinous crime which occurred on January 30, 1948," it said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published on: Monday, January 24, 2022, 04:18 PM IST