Friday, October 2, 2009

It happened in India-I

Wake up call
for Karan Johar !!

It is perfectly alright if someone portray Mumbai as a city where a group of people make child blind for begging but it is not acceptable if someone says it's Bombay in a movie.

Mid-day reports:

Even as angry activists vociferously protested the movie and tried to disrupt its screening in at least two south Mumbai cinemas, a harried Karan rushed to meet MNS chief Raj Thackeray at his Shivaji Park residence.

"He has tendered an unconditional apology for this faux pas which the party has taken serious note of," MNS vice-president Vageesh Saraswat said.

Emerging from the meeting a short while ago, an aggressive Raj said that such things (using Bombay instead of Mumbai) would not be tolerated and Karan has realised his mistake.

"He has sought time from us to rectify the error. We shall wait for three-four days before the next step," Raj told mediapersons outside his residence.

To a query, he said that not only the directors, but all persons connected with filmmaking and other fields must ensure that Mumbai is used in place of Bombay.

"When the names of other cities like Delhi and Chennai are not changed, why should Mumbai be change to Bombay?" he thundered.

Reacting on the incidence, Karan said, "It was a genuine mistake on our part...henceforth, we will use Mumbai instead of Bombay. We have apologised for the same."