Controversy Surrounds Period Drama 'Maharaj' Before Netflix Premiere

Social media users have demanded a ban on 'Maharaj', a period drama starring Aamir Khan's son Junaid Khan, releasing on Netflix. The film, set in pre-independent India and directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, is based on the Maharaj Libel Case of 1862. It has faced criticism for allegedly insulting Hindu sentiments.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 13-06-2024 13:55 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 13:55 IST
Controversy Surrounds Period Drama 'Maharaj' Before Netflix Premiere
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Controversy has erupted on social media as users call for a ban on the period drama 'Maharaj', set to premiere on Netflix on June 14. The film marks the debut of Aamir Khan's son, Junaid Khan.

Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, 'Maharaj' is based on the Maharaj Libel Case of 1862, a significant legal battle ignited by allegations of misconduct. The film's release has been overshadowed by hashtags like 'Boycott Netflix' and 'Ban Maharaj Film' trending on X.

Critics, including VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi, accuse the film of disrespecting Sanatan Dharma. This backlash is reminiscent of previous controversies involving Aamir Khan's work.

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