The UP government has lifted the ban on Yash
Raj Films' (YRF) latest flick Aaja Nachle,
after offending parts were deleted from
prints across the country.
film ran into controversy after UP chief minister
Mayawati objected to the lyrics in the title
track of the film which allegedly hurt sentiments
of a particular community.
chairman Yash Chopra was quick to take corrective
action. "It was not our intention to hurt
the feelings of any individual or community
of our great nation. If we have inadvertently
hurt the sentiments of anybody, I apologise
for the same and have taken immediate remedial
action by deleting the line from the prints
of Aaja Nachle from all over the country. This
line has been deleted in all the theatres today,"
Raj Films makes family oriented films and propagates
Indian culture through them and would never
do anything that is detrimental to the sentiments
of our people," Chopra added.
film, however, is still facing ban in the neighbouring
states of Punjab and Haryana. But with UP lifting
the ban, expectations are that others would
was released this Friday with much fanfare across
On the one hand die-hard Madhuri fans celebrated
her return with the beating of the drums at
theatres before the first show on the first
day of release. Yet another high profile Madhuri
fan M.F. Hussain booked an entire theatre in
Dubai for a screening of the film.
Madhuri Dixit comeback film, directed by cinematographer
turned film maker Anil Mehta, is about a NRI