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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First Published on: November 2, 2016 12:02 pm
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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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                    kvl
                    Nov 2, 2016 at 9:30 am
                    Rafis devotional songs are so eternal and evergreen,that these petty stars or composers, are equal ,has no parallel for him.
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                      kvl
                      Nov 2, 2016 at 9:36 am
                      Some words are missing in printing"Rafi has no parellel in present time 'it should be .
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                        kvl
                        Nov 2, 2016 at 9:25 am
                        These petty stars and singers no match to yesteryear singers.their melodious voices, devotional songs ever green.Even for fun sake such persons should not be voiced. cheap mentality.
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                          Premnath
                          Nov 2, 2016 at 10:46 am
                          How could Censor board allow this dialogue when it knows it will hurt sentiments of people across?
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                            madhukar nikam
                            Nov 2, 2016 at 7:48 am
                            The stupid movie is already a flop! Rafi is a legend...one requires real audacity to poke fun of him
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                              Parth Garg
                              Nov 2, 2016 at 8:18 am
                              I would like to spank/kick Karan Johar and the dialogue writer of the film on his bum for this offence to the all time great singer and a greater human being called Mohd. Rafi.
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                                Ramesh
                                Nov 2, 2016 at 8:35 am
                                "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. "lt;br/gt;Director General of Police seems to have nothing better to do. Everyone wants ban on this film or that. Much worse is happening all over India.No one cares.
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                                  roshan kumar
                                  Nov 2, 2016 at 10:11 am
                                  Making fun of mother and now Mohd rafi seems to be the new "cool" for new generation actors and directors which is totally uncool .
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                                    Amazed
                                    Nov 2, 2016 at 8:40 am
                                    I wouldn't kick Mr Johar in that area if I were you.
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                                      Amazed
                                      Nov 2, 2016 at 8:39 am
                                      Why so much fuss over a weepie of a movie? Some of the so called "jokes" in the movie are in bad taste. Mohammed Rafi was one of the best if not the best singer in Bollywood history. There is a growing trend of making fun of past actors/singers with cheap jokes. Mr Johar should know better and show some respect, especially if he wants respect hiumself for the way he is. No offence intended.
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                                        sahil
                                        Nov 2, 2016 at 11:50 am
                                        this guy a so called government servant should be sacked for making political statements. Secondly he should get BJP ticket, who knows he may win once owing to this statement and become the next VKSingh.
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                                          Munna
                                          Nov 2, 2016 at 2:54 pm
                                          I feel Karan Johar has gone mad and he has lost his mental balance. You got to have zero knowledge on music to do this kind of act which Karan Johar has done. I can very well understand that Karan Johar is a fool to not understand the greatness of Mohd Rafi; but atleast he should have kept quiet rather than doing this and confirming that he is an .lt;br/gt;Those who have got an ear for music know that Rafi saab was the greatest male singer of our country whose knowledge in clical music was phenomenal. He could sing any type of song which was given to him.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I request all Rafi fans to ignore the comments made on Rafi saab in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil by just considering that the poor chap does not know ABC about music. Lets not waste our time in reacting too much on this issue.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why Ae Dil...... I wont see any movie or any pgm which has got something to do with Karan Johar.
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                                            rambhau
                                            Nov 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm
                                            This guy has asked to boycott the movie for insult of Mohamad Rafi. There is no political statement.
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