Amitabh, Ram Gopal Varma burnt in effigy for 'twisting' national anthem


Ranchi, May 9 (IANS) Activists of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) burnt effigies of director Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh Bachchan here for "dishonouring" the national anthem in their movie "Rann".

Hundreds of LJP members gathered around Albert Ekka roundabout here Saturday morning and burnt effigies of Varma and Amitabh. They also shouted slogans against them.

Ram Gopal Varma has tinkered with the national anthem "Jana Gana Mana" in "Rann".

"We cannot tolerate twisting of the national song. It is dishonour of the national song and country. We are planning to file a Public Interest Litigation in the High Court seeking banning of the movie," said Jitendra Singh, an LJP leader who participated in the protest.

"We will not allow screening of the movie in Bihar and Jharkhand if the national song which has been twisted is not removed from the movie," he added.

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