Saregama India issued a statement about their song 'Madhuban' after priests from Mathura demanded a ban on Sunny Leone's latest video album. The statement read, "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."
The priests have accused the actor of hurting religious sentiments by performing an 'obscene' dance on the popular song, 'Madhuban mein Radhika naache'. The song was originally sung by Mohammed Rafi for Kohinoor (1960).
"We will go to court if the government does not act against the actor and ban her video album," Sant Naval Giri Maharaj of Vrindaban was quoted by PTI as saying. He added that unless Sunny withdraws the song and issues an apology she shouldn't be allowed to stay in India.
Akhil Bhartiya Tirth Purohit Mahasabha's national president Mahesh Pathak also reportedly said that Sunny has 'maligned the prestige of Brijbhumi' by presenting the song in a 'derogatory manner'.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra had also alleged that the music video for ‘Madhuban’ ‘hurts Hindu sentiments’. Mishra said, "Some people continuously hurt Hindu sentiments... there are temples for Radha... we pray to her. Saqib Toshi (the music composer) can make songs concerning his religion, but such songs offend us. I will take legal advice and action will be taken if the video is not taken down in three days.”
The latest version has been sung by Kanika Kapoor and Arindam Chakraborty.