Bollywood Item numbers Munni and Sheila: Put under scanner by social activist.
The popular Bollywood item numbers that have taken up the nation by a storm, 'Munni Badnaam Hui' and 'Sheila Ki Jawani', have come under the scanner as social activist Nutan Thakur has filed a petition on December 23rd 2010 at the Allahabad High court demanding an immediate ban on the two numbers due to the indecent content and lack of morality.
The petition was filed with a supplementary petition citing that since there has been a sudden rise in incidents of eve teasing, mental harassment and even molestation especially to women who have the name Sheila or Munni, there should be some action taken up by the concerned authorities in the matter.
Thus reports suggest that the I& B ministry will look into the matter from the state level as was confirmed by the minister of the portfolio Ambika Soni in New Delhi to some reporters on Tuesday.
This statement is significant as the Lucknow bench had just requested the centre to get the issue raised by the social activist regarding the two item songs into perspective. Thus reports suggest that the I&B minister will soon refer the matter to an inter- ministerial panel as such issues are handled by it in order to get to the bottom of the matter.
The petitioner has also included the producer, director and the censor board and the petition has a statement mentioned in it that the songs contain certain objectionable material which is a direct violation of the provisions of the Cinematography Act of 1952.