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'Rani Mukherjee Vapas Jaao' is Varanasi Gurukul's call

Written by: Staff

Varanasi, Nov 22 (UNI) The protest against the shooting of Yash Raj banner film 'Choodiyan' starring Rani Mukherjee surfaced yet again in the holy city with students of a Gurukul this evening carrying out a procession against the entire crew.

The 'batus' (wards) of the Dharmasangh Shiksha Mandal, dressed in their traditional saffron robed, carried out a protest march against the film shooting.

Carrying placards reading 'Rani Mukherjee Vapas Jao', 'Choodiyan film ki shooting band karo,' the young batus demanded that the administration direct the film crew to stop shooting and leave the city as they were playing with the religious sentiments of people by disturbing the daily religious chores in the name of shooting.

The students later took a vow at Assi Ghat -- on the banks of Ganga -- to intensify their protest if the shooting was not stopped soon.

The agitating students were most critical of the 'Khandala girl' who they alleged had tarnished the image of Hinduism by allegedly dancing before the Sadhus at one of the Ganga ghats during the filming of a song sequence.

The shooting underway at various locations in the ancient city for the last 10 days has sparked off controversy from day one.

While the private security guards escorting the film crew manhandled some mediapersons on day one, it was Rani, who allegedly behaved rudely with the media at a news conference the next evening.

The activists of Kranti Shiv Sena and the Shiv Sena have also protested the making of the film in the city.


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