Protest to withdraw Sunny leone’s new song
On December 28, right-wing demonstrators in Mumbai set fire to posters of actor Sunny Leone, accusing her of offending Hindu sentiments and emotions in a new music video track ‘Madhuban,’ in which she appeared.
Supporters of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal and Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad gathered at the Soorsadan crossing on MG Road and protested against the song and actress Leone. They urged that the music track should be banned and filed a police report against the actress at the Hariparwat police station. “Hindus have been offended by the new music video,” they claimed.
Recently, two Hindu rightwing groups attempted to burn an effigy of actor Sunny Leone, accusing her of offending religious sentiments by appearing in a music video.
The incident occurred on Saturday when activists from the two different parties tried to burn the actor’s effigy in protest of the song ‘Madhuban.’
The song’s lyrics are similar to those of ‘Madhuban Mein Radhika Naache,’ a song from the 1960 film Kohinoor.
Until late Sunday evening, no FIR had been filed in the case.
When the activists couldn’t burn the effigy, they crushed it under their feet during their protest.
“The plan to burn the effigy was withdrawn after the actor and producers were assured of legal action,” said Sanjiv Singh Baba, national president of the Srikrishna Sena Sangathan.
Last week, a group of priests in Vrindavan expressed their displeasure with the video.
The Vrindavan-based Akhil Bhartiya Tirth Purohit Mahasabha has now expanded its demand and sought action against those responsible for the video produced by music label Saregama.
“The producer, director, and financier should all be charged for the offence,” said Mahesh Pathak, the organization’s national president.
Narottam Mishra, the home minister of Madhya Pradesh, has also demanded an apology from Leone and the singers, threatening them with “action.”
The minister claimed that the video was hurting Hindus’ religious feelings.
Earlier in the day, Saregama issued a statement stating that the song’s lyrics would be changed within three days.