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Saregama agrees to change the lyrics of Sunny Leone’s Madhuban song, after the MP minister’s warning

Music label Saregama has decided to “change” the lyrics and the name of the song “Madhuban” after Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Sunday alleged that the video of the track has hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus.

The minister on Sunday, December 26, had warned actor Sunny Leone, who stars in the video, and singers Shaarib and Toshi to apologize and withdraw their song Madhuban within three days or else face action.

The song, which was released last week, is composed and sung by Shaarib and Toshi featuring Kanika Kapoor and Arindam Chakraborty.

“In light of the recent feedback & respecting the sentiments of our fellow countrymen, we will be changing the lyrics & the name of the song Madhuban. The new song will replace the old one across all platforms over the next 3 days,” Saregama, which had released the aforementioned song on its YouTube channel on December 22, said in a brief statement.

Mishra, who is also the Madhya Pradesh government spokesperson, had said Hindus worship Maa Radha and the song had hurt the sentiments of the people.

The initial few words of this song match with the iconic Madhuban mein Radhika naache re song from the 1960 film Kohinoor. That song was sung by late singing legend Mohammed Rafi and featured late actor Dilip Kumar.

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