Mumbai: ‘Margarita with a straw’ faces bottleneck again. After being slammed for a Kissing scene in the movie, the Censor board told director Sonali Basu to strip down a song scene from the movie.
A scene featuring Sayani Gupta humming a line from ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’s hit song ‘Doli sajake rakhna’ was deleted. As per the new copyright rules any actors in a film can’t hum even a line from any old popular song without paying a certain amount for it. The popular song from ‘DDLJ’ was hummed by actress Sayani Gupta had to be deleted from the film at the last moment.
However, Aditya Chopra had no objection to the song being used in ‘Margarita with a Straw’. The copyright of the song ‘Doli sajake rakhna’ belonged to Saregama-HMV, who asked money to use the song from MWAS. The Producer of ‘margarita with a straw’, Viacom 18 decided to drop the DDLJ line at the last minute than going through a hasty situation of negotiation.
Pahlaj Nihlani, the chairperson of the censor board says that, “Forget those lengthy antakshari games in films. If anyone wants to use even one line of an old song, then they have to pay for it.”