Dargah threatens to sue Katrina
The shrine's dewan Januel Abedin and the dargah committee threatened to move court against Kaif and her director Vipul Shah, reports KS Tomar.india Updated: Oct 05, 2006 03:30 IST
Katrina Kaif may not have gone hunting for endangered species à la boyfriend Salman Khan, but the Bollywood beauty may nonetheless end up doing the rounds of local courts much like her fiancé.
Her crime: hurting religious sentiments by turning up at Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti's dargah in Ajmer in a skirt that showed off more of her shapely legs than convention allowed.
On Sunday, the actress had shot for a sequence of Salaam London at the shrine wearing a skirt, which provoked the anger of devotees and khadims.
The shrine's dewan Januel Abedin and the dargah committee on Wednesday threatened to move court against Kaif and her director Vipul Shah despite an apology from Shah, who is also the film's producer.
"We are planning to move court against the director and actress for violating the rules of the dargah," Abedin said.
In an effort to defuse the row, Shah said the incident was inadvertent and apologised. "I never meant to hurt the feelings of the Muslim community. I promise to delete the objectionable scenes including the one that shows Katrina performing ziyarat at the shrine," he said.
However, not everyone is blaming the film crew, some fingers point to the dargah committee as well.
Former chairman of the committee Mansoor Ali Khan said shooting of films had been banned inside the shrine and held the secretary, Abdul Aleem, responsible.
Vice chairman of the dargah committee Abdul Baari laid the blame on the anjuman committee, saying it was their responsibility to stop the filming.
First Published: Oct 05, 2006 03:30 IST