Annu Kapoor announced his forthcoming project Hum Do Hamare Baarah and also released the first poster of the film on August 5. The banner featured Annu with the remainder of the cast. It seems as though Annu is portraying the head of a Muslim family, and has 11 kids, while the spouse is expecting another child. After some social media users criticised the Hum Do Hamare Baareh poster for ‘brazen Islamophobia’ and for portraying Muslims as the reason for ‘population explosion’, Kamal Chandra, director of the movie, has said that the movie’s poster featuring Annu Kapoor is ‘not objectionable at all’. It needs to be seen ‘in the right context’, he added.
In a recent interaction with ETimes, director Kamal Chandra responded to these allegations against the Hum do Hamare Barah poster, and said, “The poster of our film Hum Do Hamare Baarah is not objectionable at all. It needs to be seen in the right context. We assure you that we aren’t targeting any one particular community through our film. I am pretty sure that when people will go to watch this film, they will be happy to see one of the most relevant issues of our times in our film which is based on population growth and we are making it without any prejudice and hurting sentiments of any particular community.”
The director likewise said the movie will portray an ‘important subject’ like ‘populace explosion ‘. He asked individuals to ‘see the poster and the film in the right context’. “Today, people from one particular community are feeling that they are being targeted through our film. If we would have made a poster reflecting any other community, they would had said the same thing. I feel that cinema is the best medium to express our thoughts and feelings. I urge everyone to not make an issue out of this… Population explosion is a very serious issue that is bugging our country since a long time. Till the time we don’t give it a serious thought, our country will not be able to develop the way we expect it to. I urge everyone to see the poster and the film in the right context,” Kamal said.