Thursday, June 15, 2006
Varanasi (UNI): Charging Rakhi Sawant and Meghna Naidu with promoting 'obscenity' in the name of art, actor and Lok Sabha MP Raj Babbar today called upon Bollywood to check the ''indecent acts'' of the two item girls. Talking to mediapersons here, Babbar, taking strong exception of the raunchy performances of Rakhi and Meghna, maintained such acts promoted ''obscenity.'' ''Bollywood beauties from Nargis and Madhubala to Madhuri Dixit and Rani Mukherjee are known for their acting skills, but the antics of the so called item girls have promoted obscenity and given a bad name to Bollywood, besides undermining rich Indian culture,'' Babbar observed.
The Agra MP maintained being a representative of film industry, it was his duty to take a critical note of such developments. ''The Bollywood fraternity should come forward to check such acts, which were only aimed at gaining cheap publicity.'' ''Yeh hum sub film industry ke logon ki jimmedari banti hai ki hum Rakhi aur Meghna jaiso ko unki hud mein rehne ke liye kahe'' (It is the duty of film industry to tell both to stay in their limits). Babbar, however, refused comment when queried over the recent 'kissing controversy' involving Rakhi Sawant and singer Mika, saying such episodes do not deserve any comment.
Over the issue of his former party Samajwadi Party protests over Income Tax Department notice to superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the Jan Dal convenor said in the past, not only IT notices were served to Bollywood personalities, but raids were conducted at their residences. ''Instead of taking the route of abusive and violent protests, those claiming to be well-wishers of the Bachchan family should take the legal route,'' he added. Protests over the issue and that too guided by people like SP leader Amar Singh amounted to ''political terrorism'' and that too to undermine the sanctity of government offices, Mr Babbar reasoned.