Madhya Pradesh Minister fumes over Sunny Leone's new song, sends notice
Mumbai : Music label Saregama has taken a note of a notice sent by Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra and said they will "change" the lyrics and the name of the song "Madhuban" as it has been alleged to be hurting religious sentiments of Hindus.
"In light of the recent feedback & respecting the sentiments of our fellow countrymen, we will be changing the lyrics & the name of the song Madhuban. The new song will replace the old one across all platforms over the next 3 days," Saregama, which had released the aforementioned song on its YouTube channel on December 22, said in a brief statement.
Narottam Mishra had sent a notice to Bollywood actress Sunny Leone and music composer Saqib Toshi, asking them to take down a music video within three days.
Mr Mishra - who adds Ms Leone to a growing list of brands and artistic content he deems objectionable and has threatened with legal action, including a jewellery collection by designer Sabyasachi - has claimed the video that accompanies the song hurts Hindu sentiments.
"Some people continuously hurt Hindu sentiments... there are temples for Radha... we pray to her. Saqib Toshi can make songs concerning his religion, but such songs offend us. I will take legal advice and action will be taken if the video is not taken down in three days," he said.
Saregama Music had released the song on Wednesday, it features Sunny Leone dancing to the song - viewed by some as describing the love between Krishna and Radha - that has been sung by Kanika Kapoor and Arindam Chakraborty.