Ban Aashram web series: Why?

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#BanAashramWebSeries. Why is this hashtag trending on twitter since the last few days? Where many people are waiting for the release of the third season of the latest hit ‘Aashram’, an MX original web series, there is a whole new pack of citizens demanding a ban on ‘Aashram’. Bobby Deol, who is in the lead role as the ‘Dhongi Baba’, was afraid that things like these might happen and take the journey of ‘Aashram’, his first web series, might take a wrong turn.

 

Court case: Yesterday, Jodhpur court sent a notice to Prakash Jha and Bobby Deol regarding ‘Aashram’.

 

With the hit of Netflix, amazon prime, and Hotstar Indian web series like ‘Sacred Games’, ‘Mirzapur’, ‘Patal Lok’, ‘The family man’ and more, the latest trending Hindi web series are ‘Scam 1992–The Harshad Mehta story’ on Hotstar and ‘Aashram’ on MX Player.

 

Starring Bobby Deol, ‘Aashram’ is in the highlights because people claim that it hurts their religious sentiments. The web series is controversial because it mentions a big declaration paragraph mentioning ‘Everything is fictional’, but the portrayal of characters, locations, and the story is exactly similar to Baba ‘Gurmeet Ram Rahim’ and ‘Asaram Bapu’. These crooked criminal Babas are currently serving their sentence.

 

The story of ‘Aashram’ is written by ‘Habib Faisal’ and is directed and produced by ‘Prakash Jha’. It is Prakash Jha’s debut web series.

 

Let’s see why #BanAashramWebSeries is trending in India.

 

Some people believe that 'Aashram' is made to deliberately hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus. Many police complaints and court cases are being filed against the cast and crew of the series by the Hindu religious population of India.

 

These are the questions people are raising in front of the makers of ‘Aashram’:

1. Why couldn’t Prakash Jha make his first web series on any other corrupt religious figure or any other topic but on a Hindu Dhongi Baba?

 

2. People believe that ‘Habib Faisal’, the writer represents in this story, that all the Hindu Saints are corrupt and criminals.

 

3. There are many saints who are doing numerous godly deeds in society, but no filmmaker wants to preach goodness. Why? Is the reason behind making this series is to hurt religious feelings and instill distress among the citizens?

 

4. Why was it necessary to shoot such a film entirely on the land of ‘Bhagwaan Ram’–Ayodhya’?

 

There are many such issues concerning the filmmaking topic and communication style disheartening for the people of India. We think that it is very important to bring these kinds of activities into the limelight which 'Aashram' has shown but in a more careful and unbiased way of depiction. Nobody can deny the fact that Indian filmmakers are only making films on Hindu gods and Sadhus than any other religion. We await some more serious and hidden issues within some other portions of Indian society getting uncovered on the screens.

 

 

 

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