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Plea in HC to ban song of film 'Welcome 2 Karachi'

Plea in HC to ban song of film Welcome 2 Karachi

New Delhi: Claiming that a song of upcoming Bollywood movie "Welcome 2 Karachi" promotes liquor consumption and maligns a nursery rhyme, a plea was filed in the Delhiu High Court on Tuesday seeking ban on it.

The PIL filed by NGO Citizens for Better India was mentioned before a division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, which posted the matter for Wednesday.

The NGO said that the lyrics of song "Lalla Lalla Lori, Daaru Ki Katori" are "highly objectionable".

The Arshad Warsi starrer is set to be released on May 21.

"The petitioner impugns one specific song from the film being propogated as 'Lalla lalla Lori, Daaru Ki Katori', it being highly objectionable as it will have extremely negative effect on the society and especially the children and which promotes consumption of intoxicating drinks which are injurious to health and which is against the scheme of the constitution and specifically against the article 47 of the constitution of India amongst others," said the PIL.

The plea, filed against the central government, the Censor Board, the Delhi government and producers of the films Pooja Entertainment and Films Ltd, also sought direction to ensure the removal of the song from the movie and to stop its immediate advertisements on TV channels.

The plea also sought direction for a "policy regarding the film certification keeping special consideration to its effect on the children and especially when it pertains to maligning nursery rhymes like in the present case. That these kinds of surrogate songs are also liable to banned as the same works as surrogate advertisement for liquor in general which is completely banned as per the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Amendment Act".

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