Pak minister calls Mohenjo Daro figment of Ashutosh Gowariker's imagination; seeks apology
Mohenjo Daro might have made over Rs 100 crore at the box office yet unhappiness over the film's portrayal of history continues to make headlines.
Ever since the film's trailer released, people have constantly been pointing at the distortion of historical facts in the film. Now a Pakistan minister has sought an apology for the mockery the film has made of their ancient civilisation.
According to a report in Dawn, Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Sardar Ali Shah has sought an apology from Mohenjo Daro director Ashutosh Gowariker for distorting facts about the 5000-year-old civilisation.
Shah has alleged that many parts of the film are figments of the director's imagination and not rooted in recorded history like the Harappan war portrayed in the film.
He has said that he will soon convey Sindh's objections to the film to the director.
We are yet to know what Gowariker has to say about these objections.
Gowariker is known to invest a lot of time in research before working on a film. Lagaan and Jodha Akbar are exemplary examples of his research. However facts portrayed in Mohenjo Daro raised many eyebrows.
After the film's trailer released many took to Twitter to point out the discrepancies and stereotypes portrayed in the film.
Ashutosh Gowarikar's Mohenjo Daro:
Harappan woman 1: "I'm wearing Manish Malhotra"
Harappan woman 2: "Neeta Lulla's spring 2016 collection"
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) June 17, 2016
I'm really done with Bollywood depicting tribal/clannish societies in such stereotypical terms, feathers in their hair, paint on their faces — Ruchika Sharma (@tishasaroyan) June 16, 2016