Madhuban controversy: MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra warns of legal action against Sunny Leone, demands apology
A day after Mathura priests demanded a ban of Sunny Leone new music video Madhuban, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has warned of legal action against Sunny Leone and Sharib Toshi on Sunday, December 26.
As per reports, Mishra has demanded an apology from Sunny, Sharib, and Toshi for insulting Hindu deities in their song Madhuban and ordered the makers to delete the song from YouTube within three days. If they fail to do so, a first investigation report (FIR) will be filed against both the artists.
Madhuban song controversy
On December 22, the official YouTube channel of Saregama released a new music video Madhuban starring Sunny Leone. The song has been sung by Punjabi singer Kanika Kapoor and marks the second collaboration of Sunny and Kanika. Composed by Shaarib and Toshi, Madhuban has been choreographed by Ganesh Acharya.
Madhuban is the recreation of the popular song Madhuban Mein Radhika Naache that featured the late Dilip Kumar. The song was the part of the film Kohinoor and was crooned by Mohammed Rafi.
The music video that features Sunny Leone shows sensual moves. Following its release, the song received a massive backlash on social media for hurting Hindu sentiments and users urged to boycott the song. Later, Mathura priests demanded a ban on the song for a similar reason and called it obscene.
They argued that the Madhuban song is the love tale of Lord Krishna and his lady love Radhika. Akhil Bhartiya Tirth Purohit Mahasabha’s national president Mahesh Pathak had said that Sunny Leone had maligned the prestige of Brijbhumi by a sensual dance in a song about Radhika.
Madhuban song is currently trending on number 9 on YouTube with more than 9 million views. After the backlash, the makers have turned off the comment section on the song.