‘Pathaan’ Director Talks About The Controversial Orange Bikini!

Bollywood Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s racy action flick ‘Pathaan’ might be a huge blockbuster which shattered many records now but it was subjected to a lot of criticism and hatred prior to its release. There was a huge controversy surrounding the ‘orange’ bikini which was worn by Deepika in the ‘Besharam Rang’ song.

The right wing activists and politicians were not happy with Deepika wearing on orange bikini as they thought that it is disrespectful to Hindu culture and religion. A huge boycott campaign was run against the film and there were riots in front of a few theatres on the first day as well.

Despite all the criticism and news about the controversy, the team of ‘Pathaan’ including Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and director Siddharth Anand stayed silent. They did not promote the film aggressively in order to avoid these controversial questions which may affect the movie’s box office prospects.

With the movie earning more than 1000 crores and started getting streamed on Amazon Prime Video, director Siddharth Anand finally opened up about the controversy. He said, “For a song that’s being shot in Spain where the background is full of green and blue, we thought orange colour would pop out, and picked it up, as we do with any other colour. And these people calling for boycotts don’t understand that a film’s result is directly tied to 100s of crores of investment as well as lives of 1000s of people.”