News|September 23, 2010 12:51 am

Dhobis Objected Aamir’s Dhobi Ghat

Though the film has received critical acclaim in the Toronto film festival, but Kiran Rao’s directorial venture finally entered into controversy when it came India because of its title. The point of contention is the word dhobi in the title, which has not taken well by the Dhobi Community.

Hindustan Kanojia Organisation of Dhobis chairman Vinod Kumar Kanojia feels that the film title would encourage cast division in the society. He has also approached Delhi high court, demanding a change of title before its release early next year. In his petition, he states,

“The film could have been given some other name. It has been given the name to hurt the feelings of the community, which is highly condemned.”

“The community has been notified as scheduled caste in the Constitution and calling any person by its name is a punishable offence. The film’s title is violating fundamental rights of the community and it must be restrained by the court,”

Earlier the same incident happened in Salman’s produced Billu Barber when barber community opposed the title. One wonders what repercussions Aamir’s ‘Dhobi Ghat’ is going to meet with.