Mumbai group wants Smriti Irani to delete song from Malayalam movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’

Tanzeem Ulama-e-Ahlesunnat Ja-al-Haque Welfare Foundation also filed a complaint against the movie in a police station

mumbai Updated: Feb 17, 2018 01:28 IST
Yesha Kotak
Yesha Kotak
Hindustan Times
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The song, which features actor Priya Prakash Varrier, defames Prophet Mohammed and his wife, say Muslim groups.

After complaining to the Mumbai police commissioner and film certification board about a song in a Malayalam film which they alleged defames Prophet Mohammed, a city-based group Raza Academy wrote to minister for information and broadcasting Smriti Irani, asking her to intervene in the matter.

On Wednesday, the Hyderabad police registered a criminal case against the makers of the forthcoming Malayalam film ‘Oru Adaar Love’ after a complaint was filed, alleging that the song ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ hurt sentiments of the community. “Time and again the sentiments of Muslims are being hurt for cheap publicity by film-makers. The song speaks about the Prophet and his wife in an inappropriate manner, which is an insult to our elders,” said Saeed Noori, founder-president of Raza Academy.

Tanzeem Ulama-e-Ahlesunnat Ja-al-Haque Welfare Foundation, a group representing Muslim organisations in Malwani, also filed a complaint against the movie in a police station, asking the authorities to block the video of the song, which has gone viral.

“We want the police and the cyber cell to look into the matter. The video needs to be blocked because the expressions of the actress in the song are inappropriate,” said Farooque Razvi, spokesperson of the group.

First Published: Feb 17, 2018 01:27 IST