Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Theater of the Absurd

A small time Bollywood actor, Naeem Khan, has petitoned a city court seeking a ban on Hindi film Omkara for its vulgar dialogues "which deprecated the mind of the audience and Indian culture."

Naeem Khan also takes offense at the use of the word "Om" in the title of the film.

And Hindustan Times reports (I can't find the link to the story on their site) in today's newspaper:
Khan has stated in his petition that before the film begins in theatres, the national anthem is played. Soon after, the film begins with the actors using bad words, which is defamatory.
Culture, religion, and patriotism. Khan has covered all bases. How do you think will the court rule?
Note that this is the judiciary that has banned TV channels from screening A and U/A rated films.

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