‘MSG 2 – The Messenger’ banned in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh

Ranchi/Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s movie is in trouble again. After his controversial film “MSG: The Messenger of God”, his next movie “MSG 2 – The Messenger” has now been banned in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh for remarks that “hurt the sentiments of the tribal people”.

According to officials, the movie, which hit the screens on Friday, carries some unsavoury remarks against tribals and those who live in jungles.

“Jharkhand government has taken note of the ‘MSG 2…’ movie released on September 18 which has used some unsavoury remarks which are unconstitutional. The remarks hurt the sentiment of the tribal people.

“Chief Minister Raghubar Das gathered information about the movie and directed the officials to ban the movie in the state,” an official release said in Ranchi on Saturday.

In Jharkhand, tribals constitute 27 percent of the population and Raghubar Das is the first non-tribal to become the chief minister.

According to one of the critics, the plot blatantly plunges into the crux of the matter where, the “paakhandis and rakshashon” are the pretenders, the corrupt and the tribals.

Starring Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Arprit Ranka, Honeypreet Insan, Charanpreet Insan, Shan-E-Meet Insan, Rooh-E-Meet Insan, Rohit Khurana, Kainaat Toor, Sukhwinder Singh and Aman Walia Insan, the film has been banned in Chhattisgarh too.

“Chief Minister Raman Singh has said that tribal people won’t be insulted at any cost. We will take care of their dignity. Hence, Baba Ram Rahim’s film ‘MSG 2 – The Messenger’ won’t be screened in Chhattisgarh,” Swaraj Das, additional director of public relations, told IANS.

The movie has been co-directed by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and Jeetu Arora.

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