News|June 6, 2012 11:37 am

Mumbai Congress asks to ban “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” song from Shanghai



Mumbai based Congress party on Tuesday called for a ban on the song “Bharat Maya Ki jai” from the movie “Shanghai” stating that it hurts patriotic sentiments and degrades India.

In a letter addressed to union minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni, Congress’s (Mumbai) vice President Charan Singh Sapra has stated that, the content of the song is an insult to all the citizens of India.

He also adds that the song will eventually add in disharmony, rioting, breach of peace and tranquility within the country.

The song contains controversial words like Sarkari Hathiyaar, Dhandha, Chanda, Dengue, Malaria, Gobar (cowdung), which Sapra  says is used to defame the country.

Sapra has hence asked for the total ban of the song and immediate actions against the censor board who cleared the offensive number.

Based on the novel by Vassilis Vassilikos, “Shanghai” is a political thriller directed by D. Banerjee and stars Emraan Hashmi and Abhay Deol and is slated for release this Friday (June 8).