Ramayan movie should be made without alterations: Nevada clergy

October 16th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Nevada (US), Oct.16 (ANI): The Nevada Clergy Association (NCA) has come out in support of the Hindus who are concerned that the newly announced Hollywood movie of Mandalay Pictures Ramayan 3392 A.D. might make compromises with their sacred scripture.
Right Reverend Gene Savoy Jr., NCA President, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said, We at the NCA urge the makers of this film to have a feel for the sensitivities of the devotees, depict the scripture in its authentic form without any alterations and consult Hindu leaders like acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and others before launching this venture.
Savoy further said, Scriptures are sacred to the faithful and any pillaging of those is likely to hurt the feelings of the adherents. We fully support Rajan Zeds campaign in this regard. Cinema is a powerful medium and we do not want it to depict the re-imagined version of sacred scriptures, in this case Ramayan.
We at NCA are for free speech as much as anybody else if not more. But faith is something sacred and attempts at altering the scriptures for financial greed or other agenda causes pain to the faithful. Hollywood is welcome to make movies based on religion but it should be more conscious and accurate while handling faith related subjects, Savoy added.
Nevada Clergy Association is composed of priests, pastors and ministers of Christian (various denominations like Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican, Latter-Day Saints, etc.), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Bahai, Native American, etc., religions in Nevada state of United States of America. (ANI)

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