Washington: The makers of controversial Scientology documentary want its actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta to address the abusive claims after the documentary is facing the heat of Scientology.
Scientology has slammed the documentary as "dishonest" and based on accounts by "admitted liars and professional anti-Scientologists", People Magazine reported.
In a statement to the magazine, the Church blasts the film as "propaganda" and says it had long fought against the kind of bigotry and religious hatred that director Alex Gibney and writer Lawrence Wright aim to incite.
Gibney explained why the actors were included in the documentary at a recent discussion panel saying that the fact was that the actors were the front of the church and they were the reason a lot of people joined, particularly Cruise now.
Gibney continued that the actors have a recruiting power that was enormous and toput in the film the fact that they are abusing the power they have by not talking out about the church or not even exploring the abuses he thought was absolutely necessary.
The Church calls claims that Travolta and Cruise were used to recruit members or hold any special recruiting power as "ridiculous".
Pulitzer Prize winner Wright said that the reason they were calling out Cruise and Travolta was because they had the capacity, the power, to change it.