'Apologise for portraying wrestlers in bad light': Sushil Kumar hits out at Commando 3 makers
Publish Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:00 PM IST
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Aditya Dutt action thriller 'Commando 3' seems to have hurt the sentiments of Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar. The latter has slammed the filmmakers for portraying a wrestler who molests a child in a scene and demanded an apology for portraying wrestler in a bad light and demanded the removal of the particular scene.
"I strongly condemn this scene as wrestlers are respectable people of the society with good moral standing," ANI quoted Kumar as saying. "Filmmakers must apologize for portraying wrestlers in a bad light and must remove that particular scene from the movie," he added.
Kumar also urged other citizens to protest against the scene. He said that he strongly opposes it and said filmmakers should do research on how wrestlers conduct themselves.
Sushil's comment comes days after the 2012 medalist Yogeswar Dutt had hit out at makers for ''denigrating or mischaracterising athletes''. The 36-year-old is only Indian to win two individual Olympic medals-- silver in 2012 London Olympics and bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In one of the scenes, a wrestler can be seen pulling a skirt of a minor in front of the public before he is stopped by Vidyut Jammal, who plays the lead role in the third part of the popular Commando franchise.
Earlier Yogeshwar Dutt had complained about the scene and said, "Please stop denigrating or mischaracterising athletes we work hard so that we can win medal for our country. I'm purely against ill-treatment of women of any kind eve-teasing etc but misrepresentation of anything is not the solution...@adidatt," as quoted by ANI.
On the box office front, Commando was released on Friday (November 29). The film produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah under Reliance Entertainment and Motion Pictures Capital also features Adah Sharma, Angira Dhar and Gulshan Devaiah in pivotal roles. So far the movie has surpassed Rs 21 crore in the first four days at the box office.
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