New movie trailer drops mention of Krishna

Trailer of X-Men: Apocalypse with Lord Krishna reference
Trailer of X-Men: Apocalypse with Lord Krishna reference

CHICAGO: The recent “Official Trailer” of the action-adventure Hollywood superhero movie “X-Men: Apocalypse” does not contain reference to Hindu deity Lord Krishna, while there was comparison of its blue-colored villain Apocalypse with Krishna in the “Teaser Trailer” released in December last upsetting a great number of Indians here.

This follows a strong protest and resentment voiced by a group of Hindus led by Rajan Zed, in December saying that “such trivialization of highly revered Lord Krishna, was inappropriate and disturbing to Krishna devotees. They have expressed satisfaction that the director Bryan Singer has seen to it that the reference to Lord Krishna in the new trailer is deleted, and thus showing maturity, and understanding the feelings of Hindu community.

It is urged that Singer and James N. Gianopulos, Chairman of 20th Century Fox delete all the references to Lord Krishna from the final movie also, unless those were true to the scriptures. Lord Krishna was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not for pushing movies for mercantile greed of filmmakers.

This “Teaser Trailer” indicated Apocalypse saying: I have been called many things over many lifetimes-Ra, Krishna, Yahweh.

Hinduism was the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought and it should not be taken frivolously.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” of 20th Century Fox, releasing on May 27 and whose tagline is “only the strong will survive”, stars Golden Globes nominated James McAvoy, Oscar nominated Michael Fassbender and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence. Its official website talks about Apocalypse as: Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. It is also reportedly slated for release in India’s languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Claimed to be “one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures”, 20th Century Fox Film (headquartered in Los Angeles and whose history goes back to 1904) produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world.

India Post News Service

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