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Sena threatens agitation against play 'Sara'

mumbai Updated: Apr 03, 2010 19:14 IST

Acting moral police against Hindi play, Sara, based on the life of a Pakistani poet, Shiv Sena on Saturday said it has received complaints that the play had obscene dialogues.

"We received some complaints from local people saying that some of the dialogues in the play are very obscene. So we are demanding that they should be removed," Sena MLC Anil Parab told PTI.

The party has also given a letter to local police station regarding the issue and asked the play producer Tarun Singh Negi to show censor certificate.

"I asked Negi to show the censor certificate given to the play. But he refused to do that. We would agitate if the objectionable lines are not removed," Sena local leader Suresh Dube said.

However, the play director Mahesh Dattani said the allegations are baseless.

"Their complaint letter does not mention any specific dialogue. Initially, they objected to the play, saying it was written by a Pakistani, which is not true. None of the Shiv Sena activists have seen the play," Dattani said.

The play producer approached the police for protection and it was assured to them. Threatening calls were also made to the producer and the director, Dattani said.

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