After UP, Punjab lifts ban on ‘Aaja Nachle’

Chandigarh, Dec 2: A day after banning the screening of Madhuri Dixit’s come back film ‘Aaja Nachle’, the Punjab Government today lifted the bar.

The Uttar Pradesh Government, yesterday, lifted the ban after an apology from film producer Yash Chopra and chopping of lines from the title song, which certain section of Dalits felt was derogatory.

Central Board of Film Certification chairperson Sharmila Tagore also rendered an apology for giving a nod to the title track of the film with lines “Mohale mein kaisi maara-mar hai, bole mochi bhi khud ko sunar hai” that offended the Dalits

The Haryana Government has also banned the screening of the film in the state.

On Friday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati had written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding that the film be banned all over the country. (ANI)