Sunday, December 2, 2007

Madhuri's 'Aaja Nachle' back in theatres of Punjab and UP

Madhuri Dixit's film "Aaja Nachle" was back in theatres of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh with the state authorities deciding to give it a green signal after some controversial lines were removed from the title song.

A decision to allow screening of the film in Punjab was taken by the state government late last night, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister D S Guru said here on Sunday. A notification in this regard was also issued on Sunday.

The Punjab government had last night asked district magistrates to decide on whether to screen the movie after its objectionable content in the title song had been removed. The Badal government had on Saturday banned the movie in order to maintain law and order in the state.

In Uttar Pradesh, screening of the film started in various cinema halls with theatre owners giving an affidavit on removing the controversial portions in the film and respective district authorities verifying the amendment.

Reports from Lucknow said cinema hall owners had furnished affidavits as desired by the government on deletion of the objectionable portions and the district authorities too verified that they had the amended reels for screening before they were allowed to go ahead with showing of the film.

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