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MUMBAI: Actor Jackky Bhagnani has justified the use of liquor in the song 'Lalla Lalla Lori' from his upcoming film Welcome to Karachi. The actor said, “The song is only for you guys to have a good time. This is India, it is a secular country and if we can have alcohol openly then I do not see anything wrong if the songs are based on that.”

Bhagnani, who was here to promote Welcome to Karachi, which is set to release on 29 May. The actor was answering a question on objections raised by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

His co-stars in this action comedy are Lauren Gotlieb of ABCD fame, and Arshad Warsi. The film is directed by Ashish R. Mohan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani. The film has been shot in various locations of the United Kingdom and sets were recreated to resemble Karachi.

 The film revolves around two Indian men played by Warsi and Bhagnani, who reach Karachi in Pakistan without passports and gets trapped by the Taliban. The journey becomes adventurous and exciting in their quest to find a way back to India.

Lauren said, “Working in Bollywood adds to my learning experience. When I came to India, I never thought I would get such amazing offers. ABCD taught me Hindi and now with this film I have learnt Urdu. And I am coming up with a very different avatar, that’s the best part.”

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