Chopra Declares It's OK to Watch 'Love Guru'

June 4, 2008

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Attention Hindus: it's OK to enjoy bland comedy! Self-help icon Deepak Chopra has gone on the record to speak out on the outcry against the film, saying everyone should lighten up and enjoy the rehashing of old jokes--and it has nothing to do with Mike Myers endorsing his books! From the Hollywood Reporter:

"The premature outcry against the movie is itself religious propaganda," Chopra wrote, noting that the protesters based their views on the film's 21⁄2-minute trailer. "As viewers will find out when the movie is released this summer, no one is more thoroughly skewered in it than I am -- you could even say that I am made to seem preposterous."

Chopra, who makes a cameo appearance in the film, said he and Myers have been friends for 15 years.

The two appeared together last year in an episode of "Iconoclasts," a series of short documentaries on the Sundance Channel, and Myers wrote the foreword to Chopra's latest book, "Why is God Laughing?" -- which explores the relationship between comedy and spirituality.

If only Myers could get Warwick Davis to defend all the midget jokes, or anyone else to defend anything else about it.

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