Mumbai police say movies have a direct impact on crime against women

Mumbai police cannot handle movie jokes
Mumbai, Sept 27: Looks like the jokes in movies are too hot to handle for the Mumbai police. The Mumbai police plan to convene a meeting of producers and directors of Hindi films in order to appeal to them not to make vulgar and cheap movies.

This comes to light after movie 'Grand Masti' drew a lot of attention for its double meaning and cheap jokes, reports suggested. The main trigger for this meeting is Indra Kumar's recent movie Grand Masti, that is according to trade analysts, closely approaching the 100-crore club.

Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh said that he had received many complaints about the movie's vulgar dialogues and feared that such movies could have a direct impact on crimes against women.

In an interview to DNA, he said: "We are not dictating anything to the film industry. We are only appealing to it to keep our cultural norms in mind while making films. No one should dub this as moral policing. As law enforcers is it our duty to ensure that nothing encourages crime against women."

Singh; We are not dictating anything to the film industry

Singh added that post the complaints he wanted to watch the movie himself but couldn't do so because he was short of time. Instead, he sent Vishwas Nagre-Patil, additional commissioner to watch the movie and to report to him. Nagre-Patil later agreed that the film had objectionable content.

Mahesh Bhatt too agreed that the movie has raised an eyebrow within the industry. "The fact that it has become a hit with the actors, who had no box-office potential shows that people are watching such films. It speaks about the current trend in the society. Deep introspection must be done, not only by the film industry but by all sections."

The hurdle now that Singh faces it that though the movie has been cleared by the Censor board there is very little that he can do about it. Anohter problem he faces is that his tenure ends by this month end, hence he needs to work fast.

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