Pahlaj Nihalani set to release another song praising PM Modi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2015 21:15 IST
A screen grab of Pahlaj Nihalani's first music video 'Har Ghar Modi'.

Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, the man behind the BJP campaign song 'Har Ghar Modi', is set to release a second one eulogising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports said on Friday.

The Times of India reported that the six-minute song "Mera desh hai mahaan, mera desh hai jawaan" urges the youth of the country to realise the "dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Narendra Modi".

"This is a sequel for the first song that we created as a team which was to showcase Narendra Modi ji as the leader. This song is dedicated to the PM. No other PM has ever given such direct benefits to the people through his actions," Nihalani told the newspaper.

The lyrics were written by Hina Khan and the music composed by Ishwar Kumar -- the same team behind the earlier song "Har, Har Modi; ghar, ghar Modi" which the BJP used during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Watch: Pahlaj Nihalani's first music video 'Har Ghar Modi'

The new song will mention Modi's pet schemes like Make in India and Swachh Bharat and would later be made into a video starring film stars.

“I felt the time was right for another patriotic song. I hope my song would bond the youngsters of the country in a collective clasp of nationalism,” website quoted him as saying.

The film producer has raised a few eybrows in the past too with his unabashed show of devotion to Modi, calling the Prime Minister his "guardian" and "action hero" in various interviews.

His new Modi song comes at a time when the censor board chief is accused by fellow BJP backers in the board of being autocratic in his style of functioning.

The song will be released on August 15 but it is already being promoted heavily on social media. It would have its fair share of critics too, going by former I&B minister Manish Tewari's response.

"If a gentleman is occupying the position of a CBFC chairperson which is not only a statutory but a quasi-judicial body he should refrain from wearing his political loyalties on his sleeve," Tewari told TOI.

But Nihalani, who is accused by critics of using political loyalties to get his current posting, surely would not mind that.

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