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I can't believe it's not News! - Vol. 1

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Catholic Secular Forum demands ban on Amar Akbar Anthony
Mumbai, May 21

Following their demands for bans on movies such as The Da Vinci Code, Tickle My Funny Bone and Sacred Evil, the Catholic Secular Forum today demanded that Censor Board certification for the movie Amar Akbar Anthony be withdrawn.

"The posters of the movie Amar Akbar Anthony clearly show what appears to be a Catholic priest. When we see such imagery, we want to know in what context it is used", said the general secretary of the CSF in a statement issued to the press today.

So Communal!
The group has demanded that the film be re-reviewed by the Censor Board, with a Catholic present to ascertain whether the movie hurts the community's sentiments or not. This parallels demands made by the group about the movie Sacred Evil.

When asked if he thought such demands were looking increasingly ludicrous to the general public, the chairman of the group replied, "We are Indians! We can get offended at anything! We can demand anything! I demand that I be offended!".

The Archdiocese of Mumbai has appealed for sanity, terming such efforts "extremely stupid". The Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Priya Ranjan Das Munshi has announced a high-level inquiry into the film, and promised a recall of all DVDs, VCDs and videocassettes of the movie.

Amitabh Bachchan, the actor who played the alleged priest declined to comment. "Mr. Bachchan is incapacitated by extreme mirth and laughter and thus unable to comment", his PA said in reply to requests for comment.


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