Hindu Forum Protests Film’s Portrayal of Lord Shiva and Whisky Ad Featuring Goddess Durga

February 21, 2006

Source: BBC News


On February 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "A French comedy film showing the Hindu god Lord Shiva being torn up has drawn criticism from a UK Hindu group. Ramesh Kallidai of the Hindu Forum of Britain said Les Bronzes 3: Amis Pour La Vie showed a 'blatant denigration of Lord Shiva'. The film's distributor, Warner Brothers, was not available to comment. A Greek advertisement depicting Goddess Durga carrying alcohol was also criticised but Southern Comfort removed the images after protests from Hindus... 'To mock the worship of the Hindu religion, as this French film does, does little to increase understanding our different cultures,' said the forum's secretary-general Mr Kallidai. He urged people to write to Warner Brothers to complain."