Dhruva Sarja and Rashmika Mandanna’s Pogaru lands in trouble post it’s release over a controversial scene
Dhruva Sarja and Rashmika Mandanna starrer Pogaru released in theatres on February 19. The film opened to a positive start and is earning pretty well at the box office. While the film is witnessing a great run at ticket windows, Pogaru has landed into trouble post its release. According to media reports, the Brahmin community has raised their voice and objected to a particular scene in the film, stating it has hurt their sentiments. Reportedly, they are also planning to protest against the makers to remove the controversial scene and a few dialogues from the film.
A priest from the community, Nagendra Jois was quoted by Bangalore Mirror saying, “We have been demanding that the producer and the director of the movie Pogaru delete the scene where a rowdy puts his foot on a priest’s shoulder. A few dialogues and scenes are in bad taste. The movie is not aimed at conveying a message to society. It has all elements to misguide the youth in society.”
Meanwhile, director Nanda Kishore has apologised if they have hurt the sentiments and also stated that they made it pretty clear ahead of the film’s release that “the characters or dialogues are not aimed at a particular community of people.”
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Pogaru also stars Dhananjay, Raghavendra Rajkumar, P Ravi Shankar, Kai Greene, Sadhu Kokila, Kutti Prathap and Morgan Aste in key roles. The Kannada film has music composed by Chandan Shetty, while Vijay Milton cranked the camera and Mahesh S took care of the editing.
POGARUU 💪🏼Thanks to Karnataka 🙏 Jai Hanuman 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Txj4GWcMJr
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