Mathura-based priests have called for a ban on Sunny Leone’s latest video album, accusing the Bollywood actress of hurting their religious feelings by performing an “obscene” dance on the iconic “Madhuban mein Radhika naache” song.
The song was originally sung by Mohammed Rafi for the movie Kohinoor in 1960.
“We will go to court if the government does not take action against the actress and ban her video album,” Sant Naval Giri Maharaj de Vrindaban said.
Unless she removes the stage and issues a public apology, she should not be allowed to stay in India, he said.
Akhil Bhartiya Tirth Purohit Mahasabha National President Mahesh Pathak also objected to Ms Leone’s dance video, saying she denigrated Brijbhumi’s prestige by presenting the song in a “pejorative manner”.
As the song is about the love between Krishna and Radha, netizens also criticized it for hurting Hindu feelings due to the actor’s “sensual” movements in his dance.
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