It’s been a while where Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Dabangg 3 has found itself in the pond of controversy. After the title song Hud Hud Dabangg was released, it was reported that a Bengaluru-based NGO, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti found the song extremely hurtful and objectionable. First, the NGO asked for a halt on the person certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) Bengaluru office, later, they demanded a cancellation. Though Salman Khan and the director of the film, Prabhudheva have still kept their mum on the same, the song’s choreographer Sabina Khan reacted on this controversy and said that there’s nothing objectionable about the song and gave various reasons.
According to the Bombay Times reports, she was quoted saying the sadhus dancing with guitars are not real sadhus but dancers dressed like them. While shooting for the song, Sabina says that the real sadhus are seen in the background in the song. Now, these are not real sadhus! These are dancers in a sadhu get-up performing choreographed steps. We shot the song in Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh. There were a few sadhus who had just gathered to see the shoot. You can see them standing in the background in the song.”
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Sabina who doesn’t find anything objectionable about the song gave some examples where actors have dressed up as sadhus and acted in Bollywood movies even in the past. She talked about when Hema Malini was teasing a sanyasi in the song Chal Sanyasi Mandir Mein from the Manoj Kumar starrer Sanyasi. Likewise, Mumtaz was dressed as a sadhu who was seen dancing opposite Rajesh Khanna in the song Gore Rang Pe from the film Roti.
She was quoted by the tabloid saying, “I think there is nothing disrespectful in the choreography of the song Hud Hud Dabangg. If people scrutinise each and every move like this then how will we make movies?”
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Meanwhile, Dabangg 3 is scheduled to hit the big screens on December 20, 2019.
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