Commando 3: Wrestler Sushil Kumar Lashes Out At Filmmakers, Demands Removal of Child (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Vidyut Jammwal’s entry scene in the recently released Commando 3, earned the ire of netizens for enchasing on a sleazy show of child sexual harassment to mark the entry of the hero and now Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar lashed out at the filmmakers claiming inappropriate depiction of wrestlers.
The wrestler asserting that wrestlers are decent & disciplined, slammed filmmakers saying that they haven't done research on how the athletes conduct themselves. Sushil has also demand the removal of objectionable scene.
Shared on YouTube on Wednesday by Reliance Entertainment before its release on Friday to promote the film, the scene shows the glorified entry of the hero as a saviour of young girls from molesters.
Sushil Kumar,Wrestler on scene in movie Commando 3 depicting wrestler molesting schoolgirl: Condemn portrayal of wrestlers in movie. Wrestlers are decent & disciplined. The filmmakers haven't done research on how wrestlers conduct themselves. Demand removal of objectionable scene pic.twitter.com/qNdUpbhRuw— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2019
The scene opens with two young girls on their way to school when they are stopped in their tracks by a pehelwaan. He tugs at one’s skirt and then pulls it up while a whole town watches as mute spectators. The girl cries,but no one comes to her rescue. Just when the skirt has gone as high up as it can enters Vidyut and smacks the lecher with a gada. He then offers the pehelwans skirts of their own to wear before beating them up.
On YouTube, the comments section of the video is stormed with people calling out the film for such ‘sleazy’ presentation of an alarming issue of child sexual abuse. A few did, however, were left aghast by film’s return to molestation scenes straight from the 90’s. Some pointed out that it shows wresters in bad light.
“At least don’t do such cheep scenes with kids in movies. How old is she show is just a kid,” wrote one. “To get publicity showing child nudity is not right,” wrote another. “Cheee itna Ganda scene,” wrote another.
“Kisiko b ulti nai aaya na wo scene dekte hua...80s 90s k movies se b low ho gaya ye scene....ho gaya women empowerment (No one felt nauseated watching that scene? It’s worse than the films that were made in 80-90s. So much for women empowerment),” read another comment. “It’s a shame how this filth Bollywood industry using girls of such small age just to heat up and spice up the hero entry....these cheap stunts gives society a fair share of rotten and wicked thought process... Plz report ...plz everyone report to at least delete that skirt scene,” wrote another.
Commando 3 that deal with terrorism at its core is directed by Aditya Datt. The thriller also stars Adah Sharma, Angira Dhar and Gulshan Devaiah.