Now that sounds like hypocrisy to us!
Aamir Khan's PK fearlessly rallies against the "managers of God" who exploit the innocent and extort money from them in the name of God. Though it came under the scanner for hurting religious sentiments, it is doing great box office business and the people who have liked the movie got the message it tried to convey.
But a little fact about PK puts the Aamir- Anushka starrer in a whole new light. Reports suggest that Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra gave gifts and donations to the trusts of the temples and churches they shot in.
The church scene where PK enters with a puja thali and is about to crack a coconut at the crucifix, was shot in Jaipur. Reverend JC Joseph of All Saints Church Jaipur says, "We don’t accept donations as such. We took that amount (Rs 20,000) to use it for maintenance work. Also, director Hirani gifted the church a crucifix which he had brought from Mumbai."
This just takes up back to a moment in the film where in PK makes a "deposit" of Rs 200 to a donation box in order to get God to fix his problems. The idea was to highlight how the donations made hardly ever reach the needy and are instead used to pointlessly beautify places of worship.
In the light of this fact that the makers of PK gave donations themselves, does it belittle the message conveyed by the film? Or does it mean that the film was a moral lecture and the makers didn't care about practicing what they preached? We leave it for you to decide.
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