The Congress on Monday requested Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to stop the screening of a movie titled 'Why I Killed Gandhi' on January 30. The party has said that this will work to strengthen the racist mentality. It may be recalled that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP and actor Amol Kolhe is playing the role of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse in the lead role in this movie.
Film to be released on father of the nation's death anniversary: The movie is scheduled to be screened on the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation on January 30. In a letter to CM Thackeray, Maharashtra Congress state president Nana Patole has said that 'Why I Killed Gandhi' is scheduled to be released on January 30 in theatres and OTT stage, the day being the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi which is celebrated as National Integration Day to promote communal harmony all over the world.
'No should be released this film': He has said that 'on the one hand, Gandhiji's death anniversary is going to be celebrated as Ahintaa and Shanti Diwas, on the other hand ' Why I Killed Gandhi' is also going to be released. It can give strength to the racist mentality," Patole said in his letter, adding that "Indian culture has always opposed inhuman acts" So this film will also have to be banned from being released in the state theatres and on the OTT platform."
Kolhe criticising Kolhe playing the role of Godse: According to media reports, the Congress is a partner with the Shiv Sena and the NCP in the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra. Kolhe had to face flak for playing the role of Nathuram Godse in 'Why I Killed Gandhi'. However, NCP president Sharad Pawar has supported him, saying that the movie should be seen as an artist's choice.