'Munni badnaam hui' creates storm in Nepal parliament!

By Sudeshna Sarkar

Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) When Indian crooner Mamta Sharma's husky voice combined with glamour girl Malaika Arora's pulse-raising gyrations in Bollywood blockbuster "Dabangg", no one doubted that the raunchy song "Munni badnaam hui darling tere liye" would become an all-time hit in the sub-continent.

However, few could have guessed that almost a year after the film was released, the "item number" - as a song and dance number is called in the Hindi film parlance - would create a mini storm in a most unlikely place: Nepal's parliament.

The song made its appearance in the house Thursday, courtesy former culture minister Minendra Rijal, whose Nepali Congress party is now in opposition and seeking to force Prime Minister