Karan Johar's upcoming release Kurbaan has been targeted by Shiv Sena who have objected to the promotional posters baring Bebo's back. The party went as far as sending Kareena a saree urging her to cover up!
According to Sena activist Jitendra Janawale, the posters stand against Maharashtra's Hindu culture which has led to several complaints - most notably from concerned parents of school children. Over 100 Shiv Sainiks came forward to protest as they tore apart the posters on the streets of Juhu, Marol and other parts of Andheri. The party has threatened that if all the posters are not removed immediately then protests will continue until the release of the film.
When approached at a promotional event for the film, Kareena declined to comment. It was beau Saif who came forward and promised that if the promotional images have offended anyone unknowingly then the matter would be looked in to. However, the material has already been passed by the censor board and according to Saif, it is nothing but tasteful.
While such controversies are anything but rare in tinsel town one does wonder if all the 'politically' posed opposition is as averse as the projected intention - realistically, such protests can only be a source of drawing attention from an audience which could have with usual promotions remained indifferent.
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