Yashraj films served notice over 'Aaja Nachle' controversy

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Lucknow, Dec 1 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh SC/ST Commission today sent notice to Producers Yashraj films over an 'objectionable' and ' humiliating' line for a particular caste in the title track of 'Aaja Nachle' the comeback movie of 'Dhak Dhak' girl Madhuri Dixit.

''No one has the right to hurt the sentiments of a particular Dalit community. Therefore, Yashraj films has been served notice in this regard,'' Commission chairperson Gorelal Jatav told newspersons.

''Yashraj films has been given 15 days time to reply on the notice,'' he said.

Title track 'Aaja nachle' was being touted as Madhuri's comeback song that not only features her, but also showcases Piyush Mishra's lyrics mentioning only about dance, but UP government disappointed her fans by banning the film yesterday, the day it hit the silver screen.

The state government had also written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging to ban the Bollywood flick across the country.

Everyone was awaiting dancing diva's comeback film 'Aaja Nacle', where music and dance seem to be the essence of the movie, but directors and producers had not thought that 'Samjhe Mochi Bhi Apne Ko Sunar Hai' in the title track would create a controversy.

''We banned the film, following apprehension of breaking of law and order due to certain comments on a particular Dalit community,'' the Principal Secretary (Home) J N Chamber told the newspersons last night. Also , the Indian Justice Party activists had taken to streets in New Delhi to demand immediate ban on the film.

Meanwhile, Madhuri's fans were a disappointed lot after all night shows of 'Aaja NachLe' were stopped at every famous film halls and multiplexes in the state capital as well as in the other parts of the state. However, the audience were refunded the ticket money.

UP government today decided to lift ban on the screening of 'Aaja Nachle' after Yashraj Films had given in writing to remove the objectionable line from the song.

In fact, the movie was opened to full houses in all the places with heavy advance booking everywhere.

UNI

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