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Sena threatens agitation against play

Mumbai: Objecting to the Hindi play Sara, based on the life of a Pakistani poet, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said it received complaints that the drama had obscene dialogues and asked the producer to remove them.

The Sena also submitted a letter at a local police station regarding the same.

However, the play's director, Mahesh Dattani, said the allegations were baseless. “Their complaint letter does not mention any specific dialogue. Initially, they objected to the play, saying it was written by a Pakistani, which is not true. None of the Sena activists has seen the play.”

The play is written by Shahid Anwar on the life and times of Sara Shagufta, one of Pakistan's most controversial poets. Her life was troubled with personal conflicts, expressed through her writings. It is mostly based on her letters to well known Punjabi poet and novelist Amrita Pritam. — PTI

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