By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Be warned. If your newly-born daughter has the name of a leading lady , a government body may come forward with an objection.
An item song performed by Mumait Khan in Ashuu Trikha’s forthcoming film Enemmy has the Censor Board stepping in with firm hands.The names of four women Katrina, Kareena, Bipasha and Priyanka in an item song have been replaced by ‘Miss India’ and ‘Miss World.’
The original lyrics written by Shabbir Ahmed went ,Mujhko pataane ka hai tension, Udaaye koi rogda udaaye pension/Dil pe kadam jo main rakh doon/ Katrina ko Kareena ko paani kam chai kar doon… Bipasha ko Priyanka ko, paani kam chai kar doon…”
Says the angry director, “Kareena, Katrina, Bipasha and Priyanka are for me not the actresses but just four names.”
Says the director, “The song mentions four common Indian names which the Censor Board,in its wisdom, thinks refers to four popular Indian actresses.They wanted us to get a verbal NOC(no-objection certificate) from these actresses before clearing it.”
Trikha is astounded by the absurd logic applied to the song. “My argument is very simple. Why does the Censor Board believe that the names mentioned in the song are exclusive to the actresses? There are hundreds of girls and women with the same names. Bes