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Song row: Dabangg producer, censor board reply to petition

mumbai Updated: Sep 04, 2010 16:17 IST
HT Correspondent

Arbaaz Khan, the co-producer of the forthcoming movie Dabangg, and the censor board, on Friday, filed their replies in court on with regards to a petition filed by an activist seeking the deletion of the word 'Hindustan' from a song.

In their reply they said that the petitioner is indulging in cheap publicity with malafide intentions.

They also said that there is nothing derogatory in the work 'Hindustan' in an item song.

Rajkumar Tak, in his petition, had said that he was shocked to hear the promos of a song titled 'Munni Badnam hui'.

“The vulgar item song shows that one disreputed girl called Munni is dancing, while being surrounded by anti-social elements and one corrupt police officer who is in police uniform and the song says “Leh Hindustan hui darling tere liye,” said Tak in his petition.

Further Tak had also said that the producers, director and lyricist jointly committed grave mockery of the nation, which is highly objectionable and unpardonable.

Shree Ashtavinayak Productions, the production house, which has co-produced the movie has already filed its reply.

The court is likely to pass on the order on the case on Monday.