Salman Khan’s musical show in Nepal opposed by Maoist faction
KATHMANDU: A Maoist party in Nepal has demanded the cancellation of a musical show featuring Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to be held in Kathmandu on March 10, saying it amounts to “Indian cultural intervention”.
The cultural wing of the CPNMaoist, a splinter faction of CPNMaoist Center, expressed serious reservations over the show that will feature other Bollywood actors such as Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhudeva and called on all nationalist forces to unite to oppose the event.
The party, in a statement issued on Tuesday, described “Da-Bangg - The Tour” as an “expansion of Indian cultural intervention” on Nepali soil. It urged all nationalist and patriotic forces to stop “Western and Indian cultural interventions”.
“The function has the hidden objective to measure the sensitivity of the Nepalese people about their nationality. So we urge it to be cancelled immediately. We know he (Salman) is popular but any kind of cultural attack is not acceptable,” the statement said.
The CPN- Maoist also attacked the sponsors of the show, most of them liquor brands.
“In a way, the programme is also promoting liquor which is not acceptable to us. We are against all kinds of globalisation bids,” the statement said.