Enemmy item song Katrina ko Kareena ko altered to Miss India, Miss World

The censor board objected to the use of names of Bollywood divas Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra in the song

An item song performed by Mumait Khan in Ashuu Trikha’s forthcoming film Enemmy has the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) stepping in with firm hands. The names Katrina, Kareena, Bipasha and Priyanka in the number have been replaced by Miss India and Miss World. The names used were of popular Bollywood heroines Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra.

The original lyrics, written by Shabbir Ahmed, went like – Mujhko pataane ka hai tension, udaaye koi rokda udaaye pension, dil pe kadam jo main rakh doon, Katrina ko Kareena ko paani kam chai kar doon…Bipasha ko Priyanka ko, paani kam chai kar doon…‘.

Trikha is angry that he was asked to alter the lyrics. “Kareena, Katrina, Bipasha and Priyanka are for me not the actors but just four names,” he said. “The song mentions four common Indian names which the censor board, in its wisdom, thinks refers to four popular Indian actors. They wanted us to get a verbal NOC (no-objection certificate) from these actors before clearing it,” said Trikha.

He is astounded by the logic applied to the song. “My argument is very simple. Why does the censor board believe that the names mentioned in the song are exclusive to the actors? There are hundreds of girls and women with the same names.”