Punjab joins UP in banning screening of “Aaja Nachle”

Punjab, Dec 1: The Punjab Government today its counterpart in Uttar Pradesh in banning Madhuri Dixit’s come back film ‘Aaja Nachle’, alleging that the lyrics of a song in the movie were derogatory to Dalits.

Harcharan Bains, Media Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal said, “The ban has been imposed in the wake of reports that a section of a society was feeling outraged over certain lines in a song”.

The movie has been released at various places in the state, including Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Amritsar and Bathinda.

According to sources, district authorities have been directed to ensure that no show of the movie is screened at any theatre or multiplex 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)