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19 May 2024

Katrina's 'Chikni Chameli' triggers violence... again

Indian Bollywood actress of film "Tees Maar Khan" Katrina Kaif gives a press conference. (AFP)

By Staff

Nine members of a family, including a pregnant woman and four kids were allegedly brutally assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 students after a screening of 'Agneepath' in Dahisar, Mumbai suburb.

According to police and eye witnesses, Sunny Vaity, 23, and nine of his family members went to watch 'Agneepath' at Movie Gem cinema hall on Thursday.

When the song 'Chikni Chameli' came on, it drew loud whistles from the crowd. Most of the students got up from their seats and started dancing with vulgar moves in front of the family. They students soon became unruly.

The Vaity family objected to such disruption, and this lead to a heated argument between the family and the students.

The theatre management intervened and eventually evicted the students.

Feeling humiliated and still enraged, the boys decided to take revenge and summoned one of their neighbours, Ramesh Vishwakarma alias Lalu (26). Armed with hockey sticks, the group waited for the film to end and the family to come out.

After the movie when the Vaity family approached the parking are the group of students thrashed them with bamboo sticks, and smashed the car’s window panes.

Some of the family memebers sustained serious injuries.

Sunny Vaiti lodged a complaint with the police, who subsequently arrested Lallu and the eight students from their residences in Dahisar. They were remanded in police custody till February 7.

The seven minors have been sent to observation home, reported MidDay.

Last month, the item number 'Chikni Chameli' had triggered bloodshed at a Dahisar-based bar.

An argument broke out at Jalsa bar, between a contractor, Rajkumar Gupta, and other patrons.

Gupta was asking a female performer to sing the same item number again and again.

The other patrons had objected to Gupta's demand. The argument snowballed into a fight, which ended with Gupta opening fire and injuring two persons.

He was later arrested on charges of 'attempt to commit murder.'