Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated biopic, Oppenheimer, has clearly offended Indian nationalists. Although Indian media previously felt proud of its religious scriptures credited in Nolan's cinematic masterpiece, the dialogues and the actual scene upset Hindu community.
Although Nolan isn’t known for including intimate scenes in his films, but Oppenheimer features multiple such sequences played between Oppenheimer and Jean Tatlock.
The controversial scene includes Pugh grabbing a copy of Hindu scripture and telling Oppenheimer to read from it.
Oppenheimer (player by Cilian Murphy) then utters a verse from the Bhagwad Gita moments before he engaged in a sexual intercourse with his mistress, Jean Tatlock (played by Florence Pugh).
In the sequence, Oppenheimer says the quote he famously uttered during a TV documentary in 1965, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
As soon as the film premiered in India, social media users threatened to boycott the movie because of that one scene which a nationalist described as a "scathing attack on Hinduism".
"This should be investigated... on an urgent basis and those involved should be severely punished," the nationalist "Save Culture Save India Foundation" said in a press release.
Remarks about Oppenheimer by the organisation's founder, government official Uday Mahurkar, condemning the movie were also retweeted more than 3,600 times.
Despite the lingering threat, Universal Pictures India, the local unit of the film's producers, did not immediately respond to a request for comment nor did officials from the film certification board respond to a request for comment.
Christopher Nolan's directorial boasts an ensemble cast with Irish actor Cillian Murphy as US physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who oversaw the creation of the atomic bomb during World War Two.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|