Mumbai. In order to maintain social harmony in the largest democracy of the world, filmmaker Prakash Jha has agreed to delete “objectionable” scenes from his upcoming movie Aarakshan, and replace them with random item songs showing cleavages of random women. The decision was taken after some political parties objected to some of the dialogues in the movie, which they thought could disturb peace and tranquility in the country.
“They told me that it could create even law and order problems,” Jha informed why he fell in line with the demands of the political parties, “They told me not to worry about the duration of the movie and its business prospects as they offered me ‘license’ to use any existing item song and put it in Aarakshan to compensate for the deleted scenes.”
“No producer will object to Prakash Jha using songs from his movie,” RPI leader Ramdas Athawale clarified, and requested Mr. Jha to especially use “Razia Gundon Mein Phans Gayi” item song featuring Mallika Sherawat, as it was his favorite song.
“We have just performed our duties as censor board, and we will perform our duties as a legal arbiter if there are any copyright or royalty disputes arising out of the use of the songs. The movie can be released now,” the RPI leader added.
Sources inform that earlier Prakash Jha had planned to go the SRK way by insisting on an uncut release of Aarakshan, and turning the movie into a “freedom of speech” flashpoint as Shah Rukh Khan had done with My Name Is Khan. He even tried to convince his crew.
“Amitabh Bachchan didn’t like the idea as he wanted to be politically correct, while other stars were already confused about issues surrounding the film after interacting with college students during film promotions,” a close aide of the filmmaker told Faking News, “Jhaji clearly missed someone like SRK, I guess.”
Nonetheless, Prakash Jha is hopeful of the movie doing well despite those important dialogues being replaced with item songs. He cited the example of the movie “Murder 2”, which was successful because it had an item song of Yana Gupta and various scenes showing Jacqueline Fernandez in short clothes.
“Yes, it was a socially responsible movie. Filmmakers should learn from Bhatts,” Ramdas Athawale said.