By Brian Frederick
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today)
Hindus have been parodied in film with love and satire since Peter Seller’s days, and the tradition has continued to India’s own Bollywood films.
Advancing the movement launched by Zed, Bhavna Shinde, spokesperson for the USA chapter of the Hindu community in communication with Paramount Pictures, today mentioned the protests would be launched and supported by the backing of Hindu Janjagruti Samiti and Sanatan Society for Scientific Spirituality.
Shinde urged Paramount Pictures and Viacom to immediately issue a study guide about Hinduism and the sacred tradition of the Guru confirming to Hindu scriptures, post it on the official websites of Paramount, Viacom and ‘The Love Guru’ and make it available free of costs in printed form at the movie theatres worldwide.
The request by Shinde to distribute pamphlets in movies sparked further criticism from religious organizations for using Paramount Pictures to further the religious beliefs of Hinduism in movie theatres.
Shinde writes, “’The Love Guru offends the sentiments of the Hindu and the spiritual community concepts, such as that of the Guru, or spiritually evolved Master, Karma, etc., as sacred.”
‘The Love Guru’ is sure to gain from the media attention the Hindu community is bringing to the movie.
Mike Myers got the idea of Pitka while working on the ‘Austin Powers’ series.
The Love Guru – Pitka is commissioned to travel to the US to help a pro hockey player reconcile with his estranged wife in time to help his team win the Stanley Cup.
The movie also stars hottie Jessica Alba and “Dick in a Box” singer Justin Timberlake.
The film shoot took place in Canada. If you want to join the protests or see the movie, opening day is June 20.