America's Hindu leaders are asking Mike Myers to personally apologise for his portrayal of a comical spiritual leader in movie flop THE LOVE GURU.
They want the funnyman to publicly apologise for "lampooning Hinduism" in the film.
In a statement released to WENN on Monday (04Aug08), Hindu leader Rajan Zed said that although the apology may not completely undo the damage done to the community, it might help "heal the wounds somewhat of a disturbed Hindu populace".
Zed, the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, says, "Ksama, or forgiveness, is one of the main virtues of Hindu ethics. If Mike Myers offers a genuine public apology, Hindus would not only absolve him but might also pray for his success in future movies."
Zed launched a protest movement against The Love Guru in March (08), urging all Hindus and other religious groups to boycott the film.
He claims that the failure of the film is largely down to his protest campaign.