Director Harish Shankar has finally responded to the controversy surrounding DJ aka Duvvada Jagannadham and assured the protestors from the Brahmin community to cut Namakam Chamakam from its song.
DJ aka Duvvada Jagannadham has been creating a positive buzz in the media for a long time. But it created headlines for a wrong reason after members from the Brahmin community objected to the use of words like Namakam Chamakam in its song Gudilo Badilo Madilo Vodilo, which was released on YouTube on May 29, 2017.
Brahmins were upset over the 'making fun' of Rudra Strotram and showing their community in bad light. Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao, President of the All India Brahmin Federation (AIBF), filed a case at the regional censor board, requesting the removal of those words from the song Gudilo Badilo Madilo Vodilo. He also gave a copy of the complaint to the cinematography minister and DGP of Telangana state.
"These days, filmmakers are showing the Brahmin community in a very negative and poor light. In DJ, they have taken the words from Lord Shiva's recital Namakam Chamakam, and made a pun on it. We will not tolerate this. We can't use words from Namakam Chamakam in a romantic song. It is completely wrong and against Hindu culture. It is like shaming the Hindu Gods. We definitely oppose it and want to fight legally too," Dronamraju explained.
However, DJ aka Duvvada Jagannadham is one of the eagerly awaited film and this controversy would have landed its release in a problem. Realising the sensitivity of the issue, Harish Shankar met the protesters and agreed to remove those controversial lines from the song. The director is expected to sort out the issue soon and avoid the delay in its release.