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Followers force Welcome Back makers remove dialogue referring to Asaram

New Delhi: Two years after the arrest of controversial godman Asaram in a alleged sexual assault case, his followers continue to ensure that nobody dares to publicize content demeaning him.In the recent release ‘Welcome Back'
India TV News Desk September 09, 2015 10:10 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Two years after the arrest of controversial godman Asaram in a alleged sexual assault case, his followers continue to ensure that nobody dares to publicize content demeaning him.

In the recent release ‘Welcome Back' starring John Abraham, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor, the devotees of the godman raised objection on a dialogue demeaning the latter.

The dialogue in question is ‘Andhera bahut hai Bhai, goggle utaar de warna izzat ka Asaram ho jayega'. This was mouthed by actor Aslam Khan to John Abraham when the duo was entering a theatre.

Apparently, as soon as the dialogue was shown in the promos, the makers were flooded with calls to delete the dialogue.

As per a report, a source has been quoted saying, “Asaram's followers took offence to that dialogue and made calls to the production house and the distributors of the film to get it removed.”

Director Anees Bazmee and writer Raj Shandilya has confirmed that the dialogue was removed from the film however, the latter said that the same was used only for the promos.

Aslam, the one who spoke the dialogue, contradicted Shandilya. He said, “It was very much in the film and I even dubbed for it. The entire line strangely went missing. I was told that objections relating to it had been raised. The makers could have replaced his name, but preferred to play it safe and remove the entire dialogue.”