Parts of Rajkumar Hirani's 'pk', which questions people's blind faith in godmen, were shot at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's ashram premises.
Rajkumar Hirani and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
When the filmmaker was questioned as to why he has thanked the spiritual leader in his film's credits, he says he's 'only against fake gurus'.
Significant portions of Hirani's latest directorial, which has seen a string of controversies, have been shot at Ravi Shankar's Art of Living Foundation ashram in Bengaluru.
The director and the makers are thankful to Ravi Shankar for understanding the importance of the subject and letting them shoot the film in the ashram premises.
Hirani has said in a statement: "I'm being asked that if I'm against religious gurus, why have I expressed gratitude to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the film titles. My answer is that I'm not against religious gurus, I'm only against fake gurus."
"Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a courageous man. He gave me the location to shoot, knowing well that this is a film on god and fake godmen. He is beyond pettiness of religion. He can see the larger picture. I admire his work and have tremendous respect for him. We will be showing him the film soon," he added.
Starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma, the movie has already crossed the Rs 300 crore-mark in the domestic market.