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Call for clean up of Bhojpuri films

Bombarded with a spate of protests and complaints, the Akhil Bharatiya Bhojpuri Samaj has decided to stamp out dialogues with double meanings and titillating content from films, reports Manish Chandra Pandey.

entertainment Updated: Sep 07, 2009 00:17 IST
Manish Chandra Pandey

The Bhojpuri community is concerned and embarrassed over the growing vulgarity in its films.

Bombarded with a spate of protests and complaints, the Akhil Bharatiya Bhojpuri Samaj has decided to stamp out dialogues with double meanings and titillating content from films.

“Every day we are receiving hundreds of letters from parents wanting us to check vulgarity in films,” said Prabhunath Rai, the Samaj president.

He will be writing to filmmakers for clean films that can be watched with family.

“If the filmmakers still do not listen to us, we would stall release of such films,” Rai said. A committee comprising senior IPS officers and retired judges will be formed to monitor such films.

Supporting his clean Bhojpuri cinema campaign are two of its its superstars —Manoj Tiwari and Ravi Kishan.

There is a wrong perception that only vulgar films do well. The truth is otherwise and several such films have bombed, said Ravi Kishan.

“We (film stars) too are equally worried and would like to do our bit in making films that people can watch with their family members,” Tiwari, who has pledged to work with Rai, told Hindustan Times.