So you thought India would dance to M’s tunes? You’re right ..only M as in…er.. Mayawati not Madhuri..dumbos.
This is India maah dears. ..here Aamir Khan is not a greater star than Narendra Modi.When he says ‘Who Aamir’..the people respond with ‘No Fanaa’. And if you think Madhuri Dixit and her million watt smile, coupled with her dhak dhak latkas and jhatkas, and the strenuously exercised 26″ waistline will phase out Madam Mayawatis equally dazzling 26 worded fatwas..think again!! or impose a ban on thinking forever.. I tell you ‘bans’ are contagious. For those living in caves..U P had imposed a ban on Aaja Nachle. .
What is the cause of this sudden uproar within hours of the release of Aaja Nachle? Lyrics in the title song that hurt the sensibilities of Dalits. But wasnt the music released almost a month ago? Why was the objection not put forth then itself? After all the culprit was a line in the song not a dialogue in a scene that logicalised the ban on release.
Ahh well.. but me doth protest much. Yash Chopra, his clan of Director and lyricist have rightly apologised unconditionally and pronto offered to remove the erring lyrics. So all is well.. The ban has been lifted in U.P…thanks to complete turn around by Sharmila Tagore censor chief and the YRF clan..apologies, bowed head and subservience epitomised. Not meant to be viewed as criticism..anyone in their shoes might have done the same. Only a critique on the games politicians play.
“Main Mayawati banna chahti hoon” the next gutsy aspiration gaining ground…move over Madhuri sweetie..
But like I said.. bans are contagious. the smell of power and the aroma of a puffed ego is overpowering. To bring down film wallahs on their knees is an orgasm like no other. So Punjab has now announced a ban .
In order to maintain law and order in the state, the Punjab government on Saturday banned Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit’s comeback movie “Aaja Nachle”, a day after it was pulled off from theatres in Uttar Pradesh.
The decision to ban the film has been taken in the wake of reports that a section of a society was feeling outraged over certain lines in a song in the film, Media Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister, Harcharan Bains, said here.
But you know what .. What about my feelings? It hurts my sensibilities when Blueline buses CONTINUE to mow down people day after day and they are not banned. When politicians exploit women and get them murdered, aka Madhumani and more follow suite. When benaami land deals are made and coffers continue to grow while politicians even though in the dock get away scott free. When Moninder Singh Pander the demonic paedophile gets a clean chit despite having confessed to his crime and the investigating authorities responsible for his acquittal are not banned. When young girls are sent away from police stations who refuse to record their FIR’s and are burnt alive or done to death a few days/months alter and the officials are not openly flogged. When …I can go on..my blood boils..
But you see.. my rage or a few thousand others like me does not add up to a ‘law and order situation’..since we are peaceful protesters. We dont go around burning buses and setting cinem ahalls on fire or threaten to do so. So what are we? The voiceless, impotent, fuseless bombs who will never explode. We dont matter..we dont constitute a majority in the vote banks and we are community less.
So while UP and Punjab lament over not being able to see Madhuri sizzle and Mayawati and other politicos earn their ‘kursi’ or rather validate their ‘kursis’. I’d rather stay waway from the circus, curl up in disgust on watching the news channels detailedy air the cries of a wronged mother who mourns the death of her children in the “Uphaar’ cinema blaze while the wrong doers get away with a minimum sentence.
Aaja Nachle.. India. ..dance to the tunes of our politicians.!!
Update 4th Dec07: How prophetic is this! Did not I proclaim bans are contagious? Well..its OSO this time caught up in the ban controversy. Read on at the absolutely atrocious absurdity
A disability rights activist and organization working for the physically challenged have objected to a scene in SRK’s latest film, Om Shanti Om and they are demanding a deletion of that particular scene. The scene in question shows SRK as an actor in the film playing a physically challenged man saying: “Haath pav nahi jisko, kaise karega woh disco?” This is followed by the hit number ‘Dard-E-Disco’
( sigh) what is it about ‘dancing’ ? Is it under a jinx? First Aaja Nachle and now dard e disco..Quite a dard..er pain !