“I don’t think Sushma Swaraj has seen OMG” – Paresh Rawal
By Subhash K. Jha, Nov 12, 2012 – 10:47 IST
BJP politicians Sushma Swaraj has condemned your film Oh My God as an attack on Hinduism?
I really respect Sushmaji. I don’t think she has watched the film. If she did, she wouldn’t be saying what she did. If Oh My God was really an attack on Hinduism, it wouldn’t have been so wholeheartedly embraced by the entire nation. I’ve performed the stage version of the story all over the world. No one has raised any objections when in fact the play is spicier. Let me tell you at the industrialist B.K Modi’s 60th birthday, we staged the play at the ISKCON temple in Mumbai on the recommendation of his son who wanted his father to celebrate his 60th birthday by watching this play. Present at this special staging of our play was the who’s who of every religion, be it Hinduism, Jainism or Islam. Jo banaa rahe wohbhi Hindu jo dekh rahan hain wohbhi qafi hadd tak Hindu. I knew it would get controversial. But I want to say only one thing to the opponents of the film: only the guilty need to be anxious. And I not doing anything wrong. So why should I be afraid of fingers pointing at me?