Ground Report | New Delhi: Why Arrest Sunny Leone is trending; Following a warning from Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra, music company Saregama has said that it will change its music video ‘Madhuban’ featuring actress Sunny Leone.
Why Arrest Sunny Leone is trending
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra had warned actress Sunny Leone and singer of the song to apologize for the video and remove the video within three days or else be ready for action.
“Some heretics are continuously hurting Hindu sentiments. The video ‘Radhika Nache in Madhuban’ is one such condemnable attempt. I am warning Sunny Leone ji, Sharib and Toshi ji to understand. If they apologize in three days, If we don’t remove the song, we will take action against them,” said Narottam Mishra, when reporters asked him about actor Sunny Leone’s latest video, which sparked controversy in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The song is sung by singer Sharib and Toshi.
“New Song Alert, Party Vibes Only With #Madhuban!” Sunny Leone had tweeted on December 2 with the video of the song. Over the weekend, some priests in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura also demanded a ban on the song, alleging that the dance to the song was ‘obscene’.
With the recent reactions and respecting the sentiments of the citizens of the country, we will change both the name and the lyrics of the song Madhuban.”
Music label Saregama will “change” lyrics
Music label Saregama on Sunday said the company will “change” the name and lyrics of the song “Madhuban Mein Radhika Naache” after Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra alleged that the music video – which stars Bollywood actor Sunny Leone – had hurt Hindus’ religious sentiments.
“In the light of the recent response and respecting the sentiments of our fellow countrymen, we will change the lyrics and name of the song ‘Madhuban…’. The new song will replace the old one across all platforms in the next three days.” Saregama said.
Earlier, designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee withdrew his mangalsutra advertisement following a warning from Narottam Mishra.
Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s label on Sunday withdrew from the promotional campaign for its Mangalsutra collection after Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra issued a “24-hour ultimatum” and threatened to send a “police force”.
“In the context of making heritage and culture a dynamic dialogue, the aim of the Mangalsutra campaign was to talk about inclusivity and empowerment. The campaign was intended as a celebration and we are deeply saddened that it has hurt a section of our society. So we at Sabyasachi have decided to withdraw the campaign,” the designer’s company wrote in an Instagram story.
In a separate incident, two Hindu outfits – Sri Krishna Sena Sangathan and a Yuva Brahmin Mahasabha burnt an effigy of Sunny Leone in Mathura, alleging that the actor has “hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus”. Sunny Leone’s latest song includes a few lines from the classic Bollywood song – ‘Madhuban Mein Radhika Naache Re’ from the 1960 film ‘Kohinoor’.