Paramount to Screen “The Love Guru” for Zed and Other Hindu Leaders

March 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Buddhist Net News

Paramount Pictures has agreed to screen upcoming Hollywood movie “The Love Guru” for Hindu leaders.

In a communiqué today to Indo-American leader Rajan Zed who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism (USH); Jessica Rovins, Senior Vice President National Publicity of Paramount Pictures, wrote: "The Love Guru - which is still in post-production - is a satire created in the same spirit as Austin Powers. Along with Mike Myers, the film stars Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Deepak Chopra and Manu Narayan (who comes from a Hindu background). It is our full intention to screen the film for Rajan Zed and other Hindu leaders in the U.S. once we have a finished print." Rovins is publicist on this film.

Meanwhile, pre-release clearance of “The Love Guru” by Hindu representatives has been gaining ground. Lila D. Sharma, President of India Heritage Panel, in a statement issued at Chandigarh (India), asked its makers to “secure clean chit from Hindu leaders before its June release”. “Hollywood is trying to make money by laughing at our holy men and in the process creating a stereotype,” Sharma added.