Shiv Sena demands ban on Kaante
Party's Jaipur unit threatens demonstrations
The Shiv Sena's Jaipur unit has urged the Government of India to ban Bollywood multi-starrer Kaante. They allege its makers drew funds from the underworld to produce the film.
In a memorandum sent to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the Shiv Sena's Jaipur unit warned it would launch an agitation in Jaipur, burn the film's posters and hold demonstrations at theatres screening the movie, local Sena leader Nanak Ram Thavani said.
Kaante, directed by Sanjay Gupta and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, Kumar Gaurav, Mahesh Manjrekar and Lucky Ali, is set for a countrywide release on December 20.
rediff Movies Bureau adds:
What makes this threat bizarre is the fact that Kaante's national producer is Pritish Nandy, a Shiv Sena member of the Rajya Sabha!