British Film Institute Assures Protesting Hindus Not to Release or Screen Movie “The Love Guru”

May 13, 2008

Author: Rajan Zed

Source: The Indian Post

The prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) has assured protesting Hindus of not screening or releasing the upcoming Hollywood movie "The Love Guru". Ilona Cheshire, BFI Press Officer, replying to a communiqué from Bhavna Shinde of Hindu Janjagruti Samiti and Sanatan Society for Scientific Spirituality, said, "Please rest assured that the BFI will not be screening this title nor will be involved with a possible release of it."

Besides BFI, Hindu groups have contacted United Kingdom (UK) Department of Culture, Film Council, British Board of Film Classification, British Council, British Screen Advisory Council, Cinema Exhibitors Association, Film Distributors’ Association, Churches’ Media Council, Video Standards Council, Cineworld Cinemas, Office of Film Communication, Showcase Cinemas, United International Pictures, etc., urging them not to distribute/screen upcoming Hollywood movie "The Love Guru" till its presenter Paramount Pictures makes necessary changes to it so that it will not hurt the feelings of the worldwide spiritual and Hindu community.