‘Oh My God’ not re­leased in Lud­hi­ana

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page - Tarsem Singh Deogan tarsem.deogan@hin­dus­tan­times.com LUD­HI­ANA:

Avoid­ing any con­tro­versy, the po­lice have stopped the re­lease of Bol­ly­wood film 'Oh My God' that was sched­uled on Fri­day.

In­dus­try sources said that the film had been re­leased in all mul­ti­plexes and cine­mas of Pun­jab, ex­cept Lud­hi­ana and Ja­land­har, where some Hindu or­ga­ni­za­tions had raised ob­jec­tions to the con­tent and cer­tain di­a­logues in the film.

Cinema own­ers and mul­ti­plexes have re­funded the money to cus­tomers who had booked their tick­ets in ad­vance.

The com­edy star­ring Ak­shay Ku­mar and Paresh Rawal is di­rected by Asvini Yardi and the story is based on a Gu­jrati Play 'Kanji Virudh Kanji'. It has been learnt that the po­lice com­mis­sioner Ish­war Singh con­vened a meet­ing of cinema own­ers and mul­ti­plex man­agers, sens­ing the sen­ti­ments of Hindu or­gan­i­sa­tions. Later, the cinema and mul­ti­plex own­ers or­ga­nized a pre- re­lease show for Hindu Or­ga­ni­za­tion lead­ers and po­lice of­fi­cials at Waves in Westend Mall.

How­ever, Hindu or­ga­ni­za­tions formed a com­mit­tee un­der the lead­er­ship of Ma­hant Narayan Das Puri and af­ter a meet­ing at the Sangla Shivala shrine de­manded the reg­is­tra­tion of a crim­i­nal case against di­rec­tor, pro­ducer and ac­tors of the movie. The group also de­manded dis­so­lu­tion of the Cen­sor Board that passed the film. A po­lice com­plaint was also filed.

Ra­jin­der Kaura, pres­i­dent of cinema own­ers' or­ga­ni­za­tion of Lud­hi­ana, said they had not re­leased the film, fol­low­ing ver­bal or­ders from the po­lice.

Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of North­ern In­dia Mo­tion Pic­ture As­so­ci­a­tion, Ashok Sharma, said, as per his knowl­edge the film had been re­leased and was be­ing played in sev­eral cine­mas and mul­ti­plexes of all cities, ex­cept Lud­hi­ana and Ja­land­har. Ev­ery­body has the right to protest for their de­mands in a demo­cratic set-up. How­ever, block­ing roads is not jus­ti­fied. Teach­ers are expected to be role-mod­els and na­tion-builders.They should hold ral­lies at places where no dis­rup­tion is cre­ated.This will help them win the pub­lic's favour.

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