Munni offends morality, taken to court

The Allahabad High Court today sought a response from the Centre on a PIL demanding an immediate ban on Bollywood item numbers Munni badnam hui… and Sheila ki jawani…on the grounds that they were against decency and morality.

While passing the order, the Lucknow bench of the court comprising justices Pradeep Kant and Rituraj Awasthi directed the central government counsel to seek response from the Centre and fixed January 10 as the next date of hearing.

On December 23, a woman had filed a PIL in court seeking an immediate ban on the two songs, alleging that they were against decency and morality.

The petitioner had requested the court to order a halt on the release of Hindi film Tees Maar Khan until the song Sheila Ki Jawaani was removed from the film. In her PIL, petitioner Nutan Thakur, through counsel Ashok Pandey, had sought to stop the public exhibition of these songs, claiming they have a “bad” impact on society.

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