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Wake Up Sid in trouble

Last updated on: October 02, 2009 14:15 IST

Karan Johar's latest production Wake Up Sid has come into trouble from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena because the film used the word 'Bombay'.

MNS workers protested outside theatres in Maharashtra, demanding that 'Bombay' be renamed 'Mumbai' in the film. No violence has been reported.

Karan Johar met up with MNS chief Raj Thackeray in the afternoon, and has apologised for the mistake. He has agreed to bring back the film reels and re-dub Bombay to Mumbai.

Thackeray asked for an apology on each of the 700 frames in the film. This will apparently require two or three days time. Thackeray also said that such a mistake must never be repeated again.

This is not the first time that MNS has raised an alarm over a film. The party had threatened to remove Amitabh Bachchan-starrer The Last Lear from theatres when Jaya Bachchan had made some uncalled for remarks against Maharashtrians during a press conference. MNS workers attacked theatres in Mumbai screening the film. It was only after Amitabh apologised that the film was allowed to be released.

rediff Entertainment Bureau