Blockbuster Tamil films production-distribution banner Dream Warrior Pictures' next big film, Farhana, starring Aishwarya Rajesh, Jithan Ramesh, Selvaraghavan, Aishwarya Dutta, Anumol, among others under Oru Naal Koothu and Monster fame Nelson Venkatesan's direction is scheduled to open in cinemas on May 12. With only a day away from the release, the themes of the upcoming film have spurred a controversy, which has now been addressed by the makers. Producer SR Prabhu has now issued a clarification on Thursday informing that Farhana is not against any religion or sentiments, and is a film for all the fans. In his detailed statement, the hit producer starts off by saying, "Our Dream Warrior Pictures production house has produced and released blockbusters such as Kaidhi, Aruvi. Theeran Athigaram Ondru and Joker. In those lines, we have Farhana, which is now slated to release in theaters on May 12. (sic)"
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SR Prabhu's statement further read, "Our company, which has been producing quality films that entertain people as well as make them think, has always been functioning with great social responsibility and work ethics. Our films has spoke about religious harmony, social unity and love. But the controversies created by a few people about Farhana, which has been duly censored by the government body, has pained us greatly. Farhana is not against any religion or their sentiments. (sic)" The hit producer continued and said, "Our aim is only to provide good movies and we never vouch for contents that are against a particular religious sentiments and beliefs. And we have never allowed, nor we want stories that are against humanity and humaneness. We wish that our brothers and sisters who are creating controversies about our movie should understand this. (sic)"
SR Prabhu asserted, "Our Tamil Nadu is a paradise for religious harmony. A soil that highly values works of art. It is not proper to oppose a censored film before its release due to misconceptions and create controversies based on it. It will only show that the opposers have no proper understanding. A film is made with contribution of several hundred people. We hope Tamil fans will support a film that is flawless in its intentions. (sic)" He added, "Like in India, even in certain foreign countries, if a film has content that hurt religious sentiments, it'll be very difficult for the film to get past censorship. Especially in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Oman, Bahrain and United Arab countries, the censor rules are strict. But in those aforementioned countries, Farhana has cleared the censorship process even without a minor tussle. We hope this make things clear and evidently shows that Farhana is not a controversial film by any means. (sic)" Concluding his statement, SR Prabhu made a request and said, "So friends, who havent understood about our movie Farhana yet, kindly consider this explanation. We hope that everyone will join hands to give our movie a warm welcome. (sic)"