Prominent bollywood director Prakash Jha Opens Up on the charges of Aashram being Hinduphobic. In an interview given to a daily recently. Ashram is a popular series on OTT platform MX players. The director has major hits like Gangaajal, and Rajneeti to his credit. He shared his thoughts on the whole controversy that the shows content is Hinduphobic in nature. He said the members of the society who are offended are either inspired from their vested interest. Or they are the believers of such self-proclaimed Godmen. The ace director added “when you make something that affects the masses, a polarised reaction is to be expected.”
Director Prakash Jha defended his creation and said that his series has no intent or does not encourage Hinduphobia. He further added that as his creative prerogative he created a fictional character. Jha can not help someone or groups that thinks the character is real. Prakash Jha emphasized that the series does not mention any religion. The message is also mentioned in the disclaimer as well.
Prakash Jha Opens Up on The Charges Of Aashram Being Hinduphobic
Web Series Aashram is about a self-styled godman and his exploitation of relationships with women, businessmen, and his devotees. The writer of the web series is Habib Faisal. Prakash Jha maintains that he, however, concluded that such people (self-styled godman) exist, based on the research that he did.
Prakash Jha also Opens Up on his working methodology and said “During my research, all of which is in the public domain, I learned how these organisations function, and even those who go there exploit such places to absolve themselves of their sins. I had to sift through a lot of mundane stuff to explore the relationships these self-proclaimed godmen have with women, police investigative agencies, politicians, the youth, and also with the drug cartels,” he explained.
The team is now working on Aashram Chapter 3 in which Baba Nirala’s downfall will be shown. The character is played by Deol in the show.