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Monday, February 28, 2005

Mahesh Bhatt tries to censor wife

Mahesh Bhatt, who normally speaks out vociferously against censorship of any sort, wants a scene snipped from his wife Soni Razdan's film, Nazar. The scene involves a kiss between Ashmit Patel, an Indian hunk, and Meera, a Pakistani beauty. Meera, castigated by Pakistan's culture ministry for the kiss, requested Razdan to remove it. Razdan wants to keep it. But Bhatt says:
I think we should be sensitive to the ethos of that land [Pakistan]. Anything that upsets their sensibilities I wouldn’t be a party to. Today, I am not just a filmmaker but also a bridge builder between the two countries. I didn’t know there would be so much of hullabaloo that I would be writing to the President of Pakistan about it.

Right. As if Mush has nothing better to do with his time.
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