The Indian Medical Association, a pan-India organisation of modern medicine doctors with a membership of 2.5 lakh practitioners, has called for a boycott of Akshay Kumar-starrer Gabbar is Back for showcasing the medical profession in a“ bad,derogatory and unrealistic manner”.
In a letter to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, the IMA has demanded that the scene in which doctors carryout a fraudulent act of treating a person
who is already “dead” even before arrival be immediately withdrawn from the movie.
The IMA has sent the clipping to its 2.5 lakh members.
“With Violence against doctors on the rise, such type of unjustified message through the movie will only add fuel to the fire,”the letter adds.The doctors have also said that if no action is taken, they will be forced to protest against the censor board.
Dr Jayesh Lele, president elect of IMA-Maharashtra, said doctors were anguished about the way the medical profession was projected in the movie.
Dr K K Aggarwal, honorary secretary-general of IMA, said the movie had portrayed the medical profession in an unrealistic manner. “The hero of the movie is aware that the patient is dead and carrying a death certificate but he approaches the hospital as if the patient is alive,” he said.