New Delhi: 'MSG: The Messenger of God' starring Dera Sacha Sauda leader Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has been facing protests and the release of the film had been stalled.
Amidst controversies the film was cleared on Friday morning post which reports of Censor Board head Leela Samson and member Ira Bhaskar's respective resignations came in.
Several outfits staged protests in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi against the film's release. The premiere of the film is going to take place in Gurgaon.
The religious outfit leader is holding a press conference answering all questions.
The movie is release date has not been finalised yet, the guru said. He also clarified that the movie does not have any inciting parts in the movie
He added that he does not know the reason why Leela Sampson has resigned. He said that the protests were not needed as he has never claimed in the movie that he is God, quoting a line of the movie that he is only 'Insan'. Gurmeet Singh Ji also said that he respected all religions and the protests were pointless.
The movie has been made to help people understand the goodness of men.
MSG is going to be released all over the country and they would like to premiere the movie at a later date. He is urging the protesters to at least watch the movie once before protesting the film.
Gurmeet Singh said that the film was made to help his followers, inspire one and all and let the youth know about our culture. He refuted the allegation that he has any paid followers.
The Dera Sacha Sauda leader said that the movie was about how drug mafia is taking over the world. The movie focusses on how drug abuse is affecting the youth. The movie is targeting that youth and to help them stop the addictions and bring forth the patriotism in the younger generation. He also refuted claims that the movie is not trying to propagate any superstition.
Answering the question that the movie is about self promotion, he said that unless people see the movie they should not judge.
The movie was scheduled to release on January 16 which was later postponed to January 18; however no official date has been announced yet. The religious leader said that he has not put any pressure on the Censor Board to clear the film.
The premiere was originally supposed to take place on January 11. However it was stalled due to objection from the Censor Board. Now the supporters are celebrating the certificate being awarded to the movie.