|The posters of Karan Johar’s upcoming production Kurbaan, showing a barebacked Kareena Kapoor posing with a bleeding Saif Ali Khan has angered the Shiv Sena in Mumbai.
On Friday, around 200 Sena workers, including women, gathered in Juhu, Marol and part of Andheri, to protest against what they called the “obscene” posters of the film. The workers even draped a sari around Kareena in one poster.
According to Sena's deputy chief in Andheri, Jitendra Janawale, they got complaints from Juhu residents about the provocative posters. Another Sena activist, Subhash Kanta Sawant, claimed the posters “violated Indian culture” because they showed the actress “semi-nude”.
A few women workers of Shiv Sena also went to Kareena’s house to gift her a saffron sari. However, Kareena was out for shooting at that time and there were enough police personnel deployed outside the actress’s home to prevent any untoward incident.
Shiv Sena has also threatened to stop the screenings of ‘Kurbaan’ in Mumbai if the “objectionable” posters weren’t removed. The film is slated to release on November 20.
Just last month, Karan Johar had faced a similar protest from MNS for using the word ‘Bombay’ instead of ‘Mumbai’ in his film Wake Up Sid. Karan had then kowtowed to pressure and apologized to Raj Thackeray for the ‘mistake’. Let’s see what course Karan takes this time.
Do comment whether Kareena’s barebacked look in ‘Kurbaan’ posters is against Indian culture or not