The much talked about performance of Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan at Saifai Mahotsav was banned by the Etawah district administration in Uttar Pradesh. The media was barred from entering the premises of the performance. And to our surprise, jammers were installed at the venue! officials reasoned out this move by saying that the stars’ performances were under a contractual obligation and could not be telecast on television channels.
while the district administration banned the telecast of Madhuri and Salman’s performances, the opposition parties took no time to oppose the state government. BSP leader and former CM Mayawati’s aide Satish Chandra Mishra said the state exchequer’s money was being wasted in Saifai while people were dying from severe cold in Muzaffarnagar relief camps.
BJP state spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak too pounced on the opportunity at the blackout of the cultural extravagance. He said, “Why is the government blacking out the coverage when they are so busy in merry-making.”
Apart from Madhuri and Salman, Soha Ali Khan, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Mallika Sherawat and several other Bollywood celebs were in Saifai for the event
Meanwhile, we have now learnt that UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has publicly announced Rs 1 crore for Madhuri’s film Dedh Ishqiya as the major portion of the film has been shot in UP!
Not so long time ago, Saif Ali Khan’s Bullett Raja too was given the equal amount of money as that film too had been shot in UP. Well, while Madhuri along with other actors who performed at the event may have earned a lot of criticism but her film has surely benefited through the Saifai Mahotsav, Don’t you think so?