Bengaluru PVR Orion Mall Theatre National Anthem Episode: Hooliganism or Patriotism?

Bengaluru PVR Orion Mall Theatre National Anthem Episode: Hooliganism or Patriotism?
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Actor Arun Gowda criticising people for not standing up during national anthem.
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It was just like any other day that a family decided to have a fun outing. They decided to watch a Dhanush movie Asuran at the PVR Orion Mall in Bengaluru.

It was just like any other day that a family decided to have a fun outing. They decided to watch a Dhanush movie Asuran at the PVR Orion Mall in Bengaluru. Little did they know that their source of entertainment will turn out to be an unpleasant experience.

By now, you all know what happened. But for those who joined in late to the story, here goes the ordeal that a Bengaluru family faced at a theatre in which two Kannada actors were involved too.

It so happened that just before the movie started, the National Anthem was played as has been the practice for years now, thanks to Modi. While the entire audience stood up, the family did not. This gesture angered two actors who were also among the audience. They used the choicest of words to abuse the family and also shamed them publicly with a social media post. Check this out...

So yes this damn thing happened yesterday at Orion mall PVR these F****ing socalled citizens of India refused to stand while the national anthem was played n we are here as the True citizens to set these Anti-Indians right ?? Don't You Dare ??"

Kannada actress BV Aishwarya posted on her Facebook wall.

Another actor who accompanied her who goes by the name Aru Gowda went one step ahead and shared a video with the message:

"These people chose not to stand up while the national anthem was being played. When asked why they are asking us to file a police complaint."

He also went to show their faces in the video. Later he's seen asking them to get out of theatre for showing disrespect to the National Anthem by asking the woman if she was a Pakistani terrorist to which she is seen retorting with "I didn't know the opposite of Indian was Pakistani."

While the actors' posts have garnered support from a section, there are many others who argue that such misbehaviour is uncalled for and is in bad taste. Standing up for national anthem should be a choice and is in no way a measure of one's patriotism.

One wonders if the actors' behaviour can be termed patriotism or hooliganism.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments box.

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