The civil court rejected a suit against forthcoming Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg seeking the deletion of the word ‘Hindustan’ from a song in the film on Wednesday.
The suit filed by International Human Rights Association through its director, Rajkumar Tak, had said the song has used the nation’s name hurting the patriotic sentiments of every citizen of India. The court rejected the suit observing that the plaintiff did not have proper documents to show the NGO has an office in Mumbai.
“The court observed that the NGO is based in Pune and they don’t have proper documents to show they have an office in Mumbai,” said Tak’s advocate Sushan Kunjuraman.
Tak in the petition had said the song with lyrics saying ‘Leh Hindustan hui darling tere liye’ shows a girl dancing surrounded by anti-social elements and a corrupt police officer in police uniform. Tak had also said that the producers, director and lyricist have severally and jointly committed grave mockery of the nation, which is objectionable and unpardonable.
The film is scheduled to release this Friday.