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Allu Arjun’s Duvvada Jagannadham In Trouble For ‘Offensive’ Song

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Allu Arjun’s film Duvvada Jagannadham (DJ) is in trouble for its recently released song Gudilo Badilo Madilo Vodilo. According to a Deccan Chronicle report, Brahmin associations have objected to some of the lyrics in the song written by Sahithi. 

Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao, the President of the All India Brahmin Federation, has petitioned the regional Censor Board to order the removal of ‘offensive’ words from the song “In DJ, they have taken the words from Lord Shiva’s recital Namakam Chamakam, and made a pun on it. We will not tolerate this. It is completely wrong and against Hindu culture. It is like shaming the Hindu Gods. We definitely oppose it and want to fight legally too,” he said. 

It is reported that the censor officer has responded positively to the complaint filed by the association. The association has given a copy of the complaint to the Cinematography Minister and DGP of Telangana State too.

Meanwhile, Harish Shankar, director of the film, told Times of India that he does not find anything derogatory in the lyrics.

“I am a Brahmin myself and my father is a pandit who begins his day by reciting the ‘Gayatri Mantram’ without fail. And my movie has a Brahmin as the protagonist. Why will I want to offend sentiments of Brahmins? If you listen to the song you will find that there is nothing insulting about them. The song is about a young Brahmin boy who is talking about his first love which he says is as pure as the beetle leaves that we offer the god in the agraharam. What is derogatory about that?”

Duvvada Jagannadham stars Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde, and is produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. Devi Sri Prasad is the music composer for the film slated to hit theatres on June 23.

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