Jai Bhim director TJ Gnanavel opens up about calendar controversy
The director released a detailed statement on Twitter expressing his regret over the controversy surrounding his debut film, Jai Bhim
Director TJ Gnanavel, the director of Jai Bhim, has released a detailed statement on the controversy surrounding his film. The director said that it was not his intention to target a particular community.
On the scene featuring the Vanniyar community calendar, the director said, "The calendar was placed to reflect the times of 1995, but we never intended to target a certain community."
He added, "I empathize with anyone dismayed and hurt by the film."
Here's the statement:
அனைவருக்கும் வணக்கம்... pic.twitter.com/HfrGkSGwOh— Gnanavel (@tjgnan) November 21, 2021
Ever since it was released on Amazon Prime Video on November 2, Jai Bhim has become a topic of debate. While it has been predominantly hailed for its stand against oppression and casteism, a few sects have raised red flags against its portrayal of the Vanniyar community.