Objecting to the use of “offensive, abusive words including whore” in a song featured in the latest Saif Ali Khan starrer Go Goa Gone, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent a notice to the film’s producers over obscene lyrics in the song titled “Slowly, Slowly.”
The notice, sent earlier this week, has sought a reply from the film producer within 10 days about the action taken following the complaint by the NCW. According to a senior NCW official, the complaint was initially received by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development and thereafter forwarded to the Commission.
Said NCW member Nirmala Samant Prabhavalkar: “Taking note of the fact that this violation was happening in the mainstream media, we sent a notice on May 20 to Eros International CEO Kishore Lulla, Illuminati and Films Pvt Limited founders Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan asking them to ensure that the ‘offensive’ song is immediately deleted from the film and banned from public broadcast.”
As per the complaint, the NCW was told the song is “offensive and contains lyrics that encourage violence against women. It also contains veiled references to drug abuse through language that is particularly used as code for certain drugs.’’
“We are worried about the larger impact of allowing such songs to be part of the public entertainment which is accessed by all sections of society with different educational and value systems,” she added.