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    NEW DELHI, India (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Love Guru" has not received a warm welcome from some Hindu groups, who reportedly have requested that India's Central Board of Film Certification and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ban screenings of the Mike Myers comedy in India.

    In March, U.S.-based Universal Society of Hinduism president Rajan Zed was one of the first to protest the film when he said it "appears to be lampooning Hinduism."
    Media reports Tuesday quoted Bhavna Shinde, a representative of Mumbai-based Hindu organization Janjagruti Samiti and Sanatan Society for Scientific Spirituality as saying that the censor board should "stop distributing or screening the movie till Paramount has made necessary changes ... so that it will not hurt the feelings of the worldwide spiritual and Hindu community."
    "We have officially not received any request from any Hindu organization regarding 'The Love Guru,"' a spokesperson at the Mumbai-based Central Board of Film Certification told The Hollywood Reporter.
    The film has not yet been submitted by its distributors for censor clearance.
    "A release date has not yet been finalized as we have various other films slated for the summer, such as the latest 'Indiana Jones.' We haven't yet decided when we will submit the film for censor clearance as there is still time," said a spokesperson at Mumbai-based Paramount Films of India, the film's distributor here.
    Promoted with the tagline "His Karma is huge," "Guru," directed by Marco Schnabel, also stars Ben Kingsley, Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake and includes a cameo by New Age guru and author Deepak Chopra.
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    As a side note, we caught the trailer for this flick last night and it looks really unfunny but I think the Hindus need to pick different sacred cows to tip.
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    I don't remember Hindu groups trying to ban all the other lampooning "guru" movies. Why this one?

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    Saw the ad. Cringed. Blatant racial stereotyping edging into racism. Also, it looked like a giant tower of suck and Mike Meyers ought to be forced into retirement.

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    Mike Myers is over-rated. I loved the first Wayne's World for its pure silliness but loathed Austin Powers. I never got why people loved that film so much and don't think he's done anything since that I'd even bother to see.
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    Yeah, the trailer for this was before Iron Man and not one person so much as chuckled at any of it. Dead silence.
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    Wonder why they don't have a release date?? Gee....

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    I bet it doesn't get screened for critics either
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    I couldn’t believe they would make such a movie.

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    I loved him in So I Married and Axe Murderer.

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    Mike Myers is an unfunny douche.

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    I never got why people loved that film so much and don't think he's done anything since that I'd even bother to see.

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    I love Mike Myers, and stupid comedies. I will pretty much watch and guffaw ant any comedy. However, as much as I adore Anna Nicole(may God bless her soul) Illegal Aliens was the one comedy I simply could not sit through. Surely SOMEONE chuckled?? Crickets?

    This one has my sweetie JT in it, so of course I will watch it on Hulu when it gets released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy View Post
    Saw the ad. Cringed. Blatant racial stereotyping edging into racism. Also, it looked like a giant tower of suck and Mike Meyers ought to be forced into retirement.
    But it would be okay if it were, say, the Catholic Church, right? Just playing devil's advocate.

    Either way, Myers lost his funny a long time ago.

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    whatever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    I loved him in So I Married and Axe Murderer.
    Me too. Everyone in that film was great. "My name is John Johnson but everyone here calls me Vicki."

    Loved Wayne's World and the first Austin Powers. Lately, he hasn't been in anything outstanding.
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