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Recovery agents upset with Sanjay Dutt's EMI

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The Credit Service Providers Association (CSPA) has dashed off a letter to EMI producer Suniel Shetty accusing him of portraying debt recovery agents in a bad light. A copy of the letter has also been sent to the Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association, Central Board of Film Certification, Mumbai's Police Commissioner, the Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India and the Chief Executive, Indian Bank Association.

The letter, signed by G B Singh, executive secretary, CSPA states, "The members of the association are of the view that our profession has been shown in bad taste.... After the film is released, anyone going to collect dues shall be known as Sattarbhai and your film will have adverse effect on the entire business. It is also observed... that names like Sattarbhai or Bhai are named as recovery agents. And that the actors use indecent language... our staff members are always very polite with customers. Members would like to like to see that EMI does not contain any scene/dialogue/song that goes against the business interest of the association's members."

Suniel is very upset. He says, "They called me on Monday morning after reading 'Mohd Rafi abused' and said I was using the media. I told them I don't need to do that. They also accused us of giving recovery agents a bad name, especially with Sanjay Dutt's name being Sattar-bhai. I told them that Sanju's character's a very lovable one."

The producer adds, "My lawyers will ask them what they want. They can't create problems on the eve of EMI's release. As of now, they haven't exactly said what they want." Does he plan to show them EMI and remove their doubts? Sunil says, "I do plan to show the film to Mr GB Singh but it depends on what they want. I don't like people sending me letters making demands. I'm shocked that they have sent the letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner and Reserve Bank! I don't like being threatened! I'd rather show EMI to our Revenue Minister."

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