on Oct. 18, 2007
The Vishva Hindu Parisad (VHP) has demanded a ban on the film Bhool Bhulaiyaa for its offensive and objectionable song on Sri Ram. In a letter to Union I&B Minister the VHP said: “This is to inform you that promotions of a song ‘Hare Krishna Hare Rama’ from movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa are being aired intensively on all leading TV and Radio channels. The song shows vulgarity dressed semi-nude girls and lead actor dancing suggestively on pious chant of ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ and imitating Lord Rama, Lord Krishna and Hindu saints insultingly.
“The lyrics of the song are prurient in nature and demean the essence of ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ mantra which is a pious symbol of purity. Also all these vulgar acts are being shown to be performed in front of the statue of Lord Buddha. The song and movie trailer show saffron dress of the lead actor and semi-nude girls having ‘Om Namah Shivay’ and other religious mantras written on them.
“Please note that this is a grave insult to the religious sentiments of crores of Hindus. You are, therefore, advised to stop airing/telecasting this derogatory song and the trailer/release of the movie Bhool Bhulaiyaa with immediate effect on all channels of broadcasting.
“Hope you would respect the sentiments of your countrymen and intervene in the matter immediately.” (FOC)