Mumbai Musical : Concern About Hindu Sentiments
Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Animation SKG has been working on a Bollywood style animation film which is titled Mumbai Musical and is said to be inspired by the Indian epic Ramayana.
However, the film is said to be told from the monkeys point of view and was originally titled as Monkeys of Mumbai and later changed to Monkeys of Bollywood. However, the film again has the title changed to Mumbai Musical.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that since the movie announcement claimed it to be “inspired” by Ramayana which is a highly revered scripture of Hinduism, film should stay true to the story and the spirit of Ramayana. He added that Insensitive handling of faith traditions sometimes resulted in pillaging serious spiritual doctrines and revered symbols and hurting the devotees.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that the film has seasoned and skillful professionals at the helm and added that if they needed any expertise on Hinduism related issues, he or other Hindu scholars would gladly provide the resources.