Goa DGP appeals to boycott ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ for insulting singer Mohammad Rafi

Muktesh Chander is upset over the dialogue in the movie which allegedly equates singing of Rafi to crying.

By: PTI | Panaji | Updated: November 2, 2016 12:15 pm
Ae dil hai mushkil, ADHM, Karan Johar, Karan Johar film, Goa DGP, ADHM boycott, Rafi, Mohammad Rafi, Rafi insult, Muktesh Chander, Devendra fadnavis, Pakistani artists ban, india news “Md Rafi was one of the greatest singers of India and needs no certificate from anyone. If you are a Rafi fan, boycott this movie,” Chander tweeted.

Goa’s Director General of Police Muktesh Chander has appealed people to boycott Karan Johar’s latest film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” for allegedly insulting legendary playback singer Mohammad Rafi. Chander is upset over the dialogue in the movie which allegedly equates singing of Rafi to crying. In the film, Anushka Sharma is seen telling Ranbir Kapoor, “Mohammad Rafi? Woh gaate kam, rote zyada the na?”

The singer’s family has taken objection to the dialogue in the movie which was embroiled in a controversy before its release as it featured Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.

“Md Rafi was one of the greatest singers of India and needs no certificate from anyone. If you are a Rafi fan, boycott this movie,” Chander tweeted.

The 1988 batch IPS officer, who is posted as Director General of Police also quoted a national newspaper report which has interviewed Shahid Rafi, the son of the late singer.

Chander could not be contacted for his comment despite repeated calls and text messages while his office confirmed that he is in Delhi to attend official meeting.

The movie had earlier faced protests when MNS had raised a flag against the presence of Pakistani artists in Indian films.

The stand-off between MNS chief Raj Thackeray and Johar was resolved after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis struck a truce between them.

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    Kamarudin E.
    Nov 2, 2016 at 11:17 am
    Whatever be the comments, the songs of Rafi Sahib will exist till there is mankind on earth. Even after 4 decades of his departure, still we can see millions still listens and enjoy his songs. We need not have to give importance to an ic dialogue.
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      Bunny Rabbit
      Nov 2, 2016 at 1:46 pm
      Even if its a hit its due to the presence of a great num of stars . RK ( junior ) thinks its due to his and his alone charishma .
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        ASHOK KUMAR
        Nov 2, 2016 at 7:43 am
        Karan Johar should apologise to Rafi's fans.
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          Indianajones
          Nov 2, 2016 at 12:36 pm
          The correctness part apart, That's the right atude . Call for Boycott rather tan ban. That's what a democratic country should be doing.
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            thistooshallpass
            Nov 2, 2016 at 8:00 am
            Its a joke, duh. Did you even see the context in which it is said.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And the sardars have kept quite for so much of time inspite of the Santa Banta jokes.
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              Khalandarsab
              Nov 2, 2016 at 9:49 am
              My father has to say listening THE MOHAMMED RAFI SAHEB 'S songs we have learnt how to leave in the society...What karan johar a cheap minded not fit for film industry knows about MD.RAFI A SAINT...
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                Khalandarsab
                Nov 2, 2016 at 10:39 am
                What kjohar making film has no future they die within hours....but what MOHAMMED RAFI SAHAB has given to industry is memorable till the world ends it was meaningfull....
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                  Khalandarsab
                  Nov 2, 2016 at 10:27 am
                  karanjohar don't know what is real LIFE making fun about the THE GREAT MAN MD.RAFI SAHEB......it is really very shame on his part kjor is not fit for film industry .....
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