Ajmer shrine brings more trouble for Namastey London
Director Vipul Shah's Namastey London is in further trouble. After forcing the producer to apologize for Katrina Kaif's entry into the Ajmer shrine in a short skirt, the dargah now wants all scenes shot in the complex removed.
"We have written to the Censor Board and requested them to delete all the scenes from the movie shot in the premises," a member of the Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti dargah committee told IANS on telephone from Ajmer Thursday.
Before writing to the censors, the committee sent a notice to Shah March 16. "We have also sent a copy of the notice sent to Shah to the board," he said.
In October, the committee had objected to a sequence featuring Katrina in a knee-length skirt inside the dargah, saying Islamic traditions did not allow women in skimpy outfits inside the shrine.
In response to their objection, Shah, Katrina and Rishi Kapoor gave both written as well as oral apologies. After that the committee closed the issue.
"However, it does not mean that he (Shah) is free to show the scenes shot in the dargah," said dargah nazim Ahmed Raza.
According to him, filming any scene in dargah premises without prior permission is wrong.
"It hurts the religious sentiments of the people," he said. "All we want is that the director ensures that the scenes shot inside the dargah are removed. If he shows them, then we may take legal recourse."