Delhi: Film ‘Delhi Belly’ has been making news way before its trailers came on the floor. Now its new song "Nakkadwalley Disco" which came on television recently has miffed fans in Karol Bagh, Delhi.
Actor Imran Khan has sung the song in a form of a gazal, acting like a pseudo gazal singer and the song is quiet funny too! But it has not gone down too well with all the fans especially those who belong to Karol Bagh as the song has Imran Khan, Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor singing a `ghazal` on stage, with a backdrop that says, `Karol Bagh Cultural Association presents nakkadwale disco, udhaarwale khisko`.
Given that people in India do take Bollywood seriously and the egos are fragile, a lot of them are now hurt. The Karol Bagh Association is miffed as the filmmakers have not `taken their permission` to use Karol Bagh in the song!
Sandeep Khandelwal, president, Karol Bagh Association and Delhi Hotels and Restaurant Owners Association, said to a daily, "There is no association called the Karol Bagh Cultural Association, but yes, we do organise cultural programs. They are using our name to create some fake association.”
But isn`t the song promoting Karol Bagh? "What promotion? Karol Bagh waise hi itna famous hai. In fact, unhone jaan ke Karol Bagh use kiya hai, taaki log dekhein ki kya gaana hai. They have used it for publicity," says Khandelwal. So, what are they angry about? "Firstly, we oppose the fake name. They can`t use Karol Bagh`s name and create any association. Secondly, they didn`t ask for our permission, aise hi hamari locality ka naam kaise use kar sakte hain bina bataye? Thirdly, the song is cheap. Just listen to the way they say "puncture", it is so vulgar. And finally, the song says `nakkadwale disco, udhaarwale khisko`, hamara toh saara dhanda hi udhaar pe chalta hai. People might think ki Karol Bagh waale keh rahe hain, udhaarwale khisko."
On being asked if they will take any action against the filmmakers, Sandeep answered to a tabloid, "We will be taking legal action against them. But we will have a meeting first and then we will decide how to go about it."