The ‘Hud Hud Dabangg’, has caused a bit of a stir among a religious organisation in India, who have called for the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to remove the visuals of sadhus seen dancing in the song.
Reported by Bollywood Hungama, the song which features Salman Khan and shows sadhus dressed as Gods has been deemed inappropriate by the Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, who said, “If the movie happens to be on the lines of what we have seen in the trailer, it is extremely shocking depiction of Hindu deities and sadhus and also goes at great lengths to humiliate and poke fun at the basic foundations of Sanatana Dharma.”
A source close to the ‘Dabangg 3’ team said it is highly unlikely any changes will be made, “The song and its visuals have been cleared by the censor board. There is nothing scandalous or improper about Sadhus dancing. They do so quite often in real life. This is one more example of niche religious organizations trying to gain publicity by fastening their fortunes to a huge franchise. There will be no compromise on this issue.”
The third installment of the ‘Dabangg’ franchise has been directed by Prabhudheva, and who has also choreographed the song, can’t fathom the controversy surrounding the visuals. A source close to the director said, “During Ram Leela and Dussehra, there’s a tradition of folks dressed up as the Gods singing and dancing. How is this wrong?” They added, that the CBFC would not entertain the demand of fundamentalist.
‘Dabangg 3’ returns with Khan playing the role of Inspector Chulbul Pandey and Sonakshi Sinha as Rajjo Pandey in another action-packed film, due to release on 20th December 2019.