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3 Jan, 2015

India’s New Year begins on a sorry note of fear and loathing – Hindustan Times

By Namita Bhandare

First columns of the year should herald new beginnings. But for me the year begins on a note of disquiet. And nothing exemplifies this more than the controversy around the film PK.

I saw the film before the #BanPK and #SupportPK hashtags began trending on twitter, before cinema halls were vandalised and before Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister Akhilesh Yadav made it tax-free. Who would have guessed that an entertaining but decidedly middle-brow film would have caused such a stir?

Read the rest: PK under attack, ‘Achhe din’ in danger – Hindustan Times.