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Dhoble Attack

Rachana Dubey , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 05, 2012
First Published: 13:27 IST(5/7/2012) | Last Updated: 19:44 IST(5/7/2012)

ACP Vasant Dhoble who rose to fame with his hockey stick attacks on Mumbai’s nightlife scene, has the city divided into two groups, one  that supports him and the other that doesn’t. There’s a third bunch that prefers funny digs at the moral-policing to bring home their point.

Recently, music channel 9XM aired a sidesplitting music video featuring a Dhoble lookalike and his team of cops. The group is seen lip-synching to the song, Party abhi baaki hai from the movie Faltu (2011). The video ends with Dhoble declaring, Party…haq se!

Amar Tidke, who heads the team that created the video, says, “We serve music to our viewers with a dash of humour. This was our way of sharing a laugh at what has been happening to Mumbai’s party scene lately. It took us three days to audition 150 aspirants to finalise the actors in the video, and a couple of days to shoot it. The song was chosen unanimously.”

The video is also posted on YouTube and Amar informs that his team is preparing another one on the same lines. Apparently, the channel even showed Dhoble the video few days ago when he was in Pune. And he liked it.

Meanwhile, another music video, Party hone na de, which is a parody of the dance number, Subah hone na de from Desi Boyz (2011), is doing the rounds on social networking websites. Featuring a group of amateur actors posing as members of the Social Service Branch, the song has fresh lyrics set on the original tune. Some of them include jests like Humko kehte policeman, hockey stick on handycam, no party, 1 am, bande social service, ma’am.

In case you’ve missed it, there’s also a fake twitter handle called @Dhoblekehamle. Sample these two tweets: A bomb found in Andheri and there is so much ruckus. What about the bombs I find and diffuse at pubs every night? and It’s a dry day. Think twice before getting wet in the rains.

Dhoble gets kool
Ekta Kapoor’s Kya Super Kool Hain Hum, there is a scene in which Tusshar Kapoor tells co-star Riteish Deshmukh, Jaldi jaldi party khatam karo (Let’s wrap up the party soon) or Dhoble will come.
 
Confirming the news Tusshar says, “Yes, the line was prompted by what’s become the topic of discussion today. We are not taking a stand on the moral policing issue or issuing a statement. Dhoble is doing his job and I’m doing mine as an actor. I just think that if something needs to be changed, we should pass a law so that if you go against it, it would be illegal.”

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