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‘Dhobi’, reference to God, expelled from Bombay Velvet

Salman Khan may have been asked to reveal his caste in the honourable court room. But all references to caste community and creed are strictly prohibited by law in the popular arts.

The censor board has asked the makers of Bombay Velvet to remove the word 'dhobi' from a song in the film.

According to guidelines, all references to members of any specific caste or community is strictly prohibited through censorial guidelines.

"Aamir Khan's Dhobi Ghat had to get a clearance from the dhobi community before it could be called that," says a source from the censor board.

It is to be noted here that way back in 2008 for the film Aaja Nachle the word lohaar (ironsmith) had to be removed from a song and dance featuring Madhuri Dixit.

Also deleted in Bombay Velvet by the censor board is a reference to God in a song where the lover places his beloved above God.

"We know songs in the past like 'Khuda Bhi Aasman Se Jab Zameen Par Dekhta Hoga Mere Mehboob Ko Kissne Banaya Sochta Hoga' were accepted. But we're now in troubled over-sensitive times. So no supersession of God by any human being, please," says a censor source.

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