In a fresh controversy, Goa’s Director General of Police Muktesh Chander has asked people to boycott Karan Johar’s latest film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” for allegedly insulting legendary playback singer Mohammad Rafi.
The top cop is upset over a dialogue in the movie which allegedly shows disrespect to the playback icon by equating his singing with crying.
In the film, Anushka Sharma is seen telling Ranbir Kapoor, “Mohammad Rafi? Woh gaate kam, rote zyada the na?”
The singer’s family has taken objection to the dialogue in the movie which was embroiled in a controversy before its release as it featured Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
“Md Rafi was one of the greatest singers of India and needs no certificate from anyone. If you are a Rafi fan, boycott this movie,” Chander tweeted.
Inspite of Supreme Court directions, children keep getting killed in such borewells. Culprits get bail under 304 A IPC on same day. Very Sad https://t.co/M3olgxNJ1d— Dr. Muktesh Chander, IPS (@mukteshchander) October 28, 2016
"I am musically connected to Rafi Saheb & play his songs on flute. Any uttrance against a great singer hurts his millions of fans like me," he said in another tweet.
I am musically connected to Rafi Saheb & play his songs on flute. Any uttrance against a great singer hurts his millions of fans like me.— Dr. Muktesh Chander, IPS (@mukteshchander) November 2, 2016
The 1988 batch IPS officer, who is posted as Director General of Police also quoted a national newspaper report which has interviewed Shahid Rafi, the son of the late singer.
Chander could not be contacted for his comment despite repeated calls and text messages while his office confirmed that he is in Delhi to attend official meeting.
The movie had earlier faced protests when MNS had raised a flag against the presence of Pakistani artists in Indian films.
The stand-off between MNS chief Raj Thackeray and Johar was resolved after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis struck a truce between them.
(With PTI inputs)