Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be in UK ‘wowing’ the Indian diaspora audience at the iconic Wembley arena in London. For those Indian audience, who couldn’t be in London to be part of Modi making Indians ‘proud,’ the PM’s man the censor board has come up with something quite creative.
Pahlaj Nihalani, who once said that Modi was his hero, has made a 6-minute video depicting Modi in various avatars crediting him with a complete metamorphosis of India under him.
And if that wasn’t enough, the video is being shown during Salman Khan starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo across cinemas up and down the country. Who is paying towards the cost of this extraordinary promotional event, is not known.
Nihalani, released this video on YouTube on 10 November, and it is being played during the interval of Salman’s Sooraj Barjatya-directed film, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in cinemas across the country.
Cineplex chains PVR and INOX are playing the video during the interval, Scroll reported on Thursday.
“The song doesn’t glorify anybody except the nation. It says ‘Bharat ko Swachh banana hai, Jo Sapna dekha Bapu, Modi ne, Usse mil-jul kar Humein Sach kar Dikhana Hai’. So it talks about how we all should come together and work towards the betterment of the nation,” Nihlani was quoted a s saying.
Nihalani said that the Modi song was part of his next movie, which is scheduled to be released early next year. Going by the success of MSG, the success of this movie appears guaranteed.
Social media wasted no time in ridiculing the Nihalani for his attempt to glorify Modi.
Here’s a snapshot of twitter conversation on this subject:
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) November 13, 2015
Has anyone seen the Modi film made by Pahlaj Nihalani playing in theatres along w/ Prem Ratan… You've to see it to believe how tacky it is
— Mayank Shekhar (@mayankw14) November 12, 2015
Chamchagiri ke saare records toote.This is the video which has been made by Pahlaj Nihalani (censor board chief)https://t.co/gOrL7dBtjx
— ? Tanveer Ahmed ✋ (@tanveer1729) November 13, 2015
— ⒶⓃⓉⒾ 卐 HDL✡ (@Anti_HDL) November 13, 2015
With friends like Pahlaj Nihalani, Narendra Modi doesn't need enemies. Triumph of The Will that music video certainly is not.
— Kushan Mitra (@kushanmitra) November 13, 2015