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UP lifts ban on Yash Raj's Aaja Nachle

MUMBAI: 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.


The 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.


YRF 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," he said.


"Yash 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.


The 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 follow.


Aaja Nachle was released this Friday with much fanfare across the country.


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.


The Madhuri Dixit comeback film, directed by cinematographer turned film maker Anil Mehta, is about a NRI dancer.

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