The teaser of Aashram season two was out on Thursday, and lead actor Bobby Deol said in the new instalment that his character, Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala, bends every rule.
The series revolves around the corruption and crime that happens under the guise of faith. Chandan’s Bhopa is the main aide and partner-in-crime of a conniving self-styled godman, Baba Nirala, played by Bobby.
Baba ne jaani aapke mann ki baat aur khole #Aashram ke dwaar phir ek baar. #AashramChapter2, aa raha hai 11-11-2020 ko. Japnaam 🙏@prakashjha27 @thedeol @IamRoySanyal @AaditiPohankar @DarshanKumaar @AdhyayanSsuman pic.twitter.com/DXZiA62vlP
— MX Player (@MXPlayer) October 17, 2020
Headed by filmmaker Prakash Jha, the show has courted controversy for its ‘hinduphobic’ narrative. This led to the hashtag #ArrestPrakashJha trending on Twitter.
— Adv. Khush Khandelwal (@AdvKhush) October 24, 2020
If @prakashjha27 really respect all religious beliefs of the land, why did he played the sacred Shanti mantra ‘Om purnamadah purnamidam…’ in the background ?#Arrest_Prakash_Jha for insulting Hindu Dharma in his Ashram web series pic.twitter.com/pvsmDW3kpu
— Jayaram Poojary (@jrmpoojary) October 24, 2020
Today, anyone who rises up only mocks the places of worship of Hindus, mocks them, tries to portray them as negative.
❓Why is this only in the case of Hindus?
🚓🚓#Arrest_Prakash_Jha for Aashram web series@akansha191994 @AvnishSuraj @Ascetic_Warrior @SG_HJS pic.twitter.com/Tkr5rZ936L
— 🚩Priyanka Bhopale🚩 (@krushnapriya93) October 24, 2020
Why infamy to "Ashram system" when story is fictional?
Aashram web series is a thoughtful, pre-planned conspiracy against Hinduism! By showing Hindu Saints as criminal & corrupted, they tried to tarnish d image of #Hinduism & Ashram system to confuse Hindus!#Arrest_Prakash_Jha pic.twitter.com/7NisdJdpND
— Sunil Ghanwat (@SG_HJS) October 24, 2020
Titled “Aashram: Chapter 2 The Dark Side”, the second season starts on November 11.
Talking about the new season of the show, Jha said: “We’ve all worked very hard and with a lot of passion on this series, and the response from the audience has made every bit of it worthwhile. Hope this new chapter continues to excite the audience.”
“I can’t thank the audience enough for making the first edition of this series such a huge success. In the next chapter, watch Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala bend every rule to suit himself, showcasing a side that no could have even dreamt of,” said Bobby.
The Prakash Jha show is written by Habib Faisal. The cast, along with Bobby, features Aaditi Pohankar, Darshan Kumaar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Anupriya Goenka, Adhyayan Suman, Vikram Kochhar, Tridha Choudhury, Tushar Pandey, Rajeev Siddhartha, and Sachin Shroff among others. It streams on MX Player.
We live in the 21century now and people still don’t understand the ethics of work life. Indeed, it is disrespectful and out of integrity to insult someone’s faith and religion by showcasing such scenes on OTT platforms. The makers need to respect Indian market; place where people from different religions live together. Only then they can expect their to be seen and appreciated.
Source: Free Press Journal