comscore

‘Hitler Didi’ runs into trouble

"The name Hitler doesn't belong in the title of a soap opera, and we think the producers of this program have made a terrible error in judgment that can only be remedied with a title change," Abraham

By | Updated: November 25, 2011 6:10 pm
‘Hitler Didi’ runs into trouble

The title of Zee TV’s new show Hitler Didi has upset the US-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which wants the channel to give it a less offensive title

“The name Hitler doesn’t belong in the title of a soap opera, and we think the producers of this program have made a terrible error in judgment that can only be remedied with a title change,” Abraham H Foxman, ADL National Director and a Holocaust survivor, said in a statement published on the League’s website. “Hitler was an anti-Semite, fascist dictator and mass murderer responsible for the annihilation of European Jewry. That millions of soap opera fans in India are now hearing and talking about a program with the name ‘Hitler’ on a daily basis is shocking. This is a terrible trivialisation of a name freighted with the taint of the Nazi Holocaust,” he added.  The show has Rati Pandey in the lead role of Hitler Didi, who is a strict disciplinarian and has a no-nonsense attitude with her family. ADL’s objection to ‘Hitler’ was conveyed in a letter to Punit Goenka, Managing Director & CEO, and Subhash Chandra, Chairman of Zee Entertainment.  “Let’s preserve the name ‘Hitler’ as a villain of incomparable evil and not trivialise his legacy or the Holocaust with a serial TV title. We strongly urge you to reconsider the choice of title and rename your show,” the letter read.  The programme, which went on air November 7 on Zee TV in India, is also being carried on the network’s affiliates in other countries, including the US.  When contacted, the channel said it had not yet released an official statement on the issue.

LIKE US. FOLLOW US. STAY CONNECTED.
Facebook
Twitter
Google +
Youtube

Latest from News & Gossip

Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif - whose RED HOT peek-a-boo gown did you like the most?
Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif - whose RED HOT peek-a-boo gown did you like the most?
Farah Khan to join the judging panel of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 9 while Ganesh Hegde to be chucked out?
Farah Khan to join the judging panel of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 9 while Ganesh Hegde to be chucked out?
Hey Katrina Kaif, what do you think of Ranveer Singh and Zoya Akhtar's rendition of Kaala Chashma?
Hey Katrina Kaif, what do you think of Ranveer Singh and Zoya Akhtar's rendition of Kaala Chashma?
View More

Latest Videos

Hrithik Roshan brings on his action side in this new promo of Mohenjo Daro!
Hrithik Roshan brings on his action side in this new promo of Mohenjo Daro!
Sunny Leone is the latest actress to get bitten by the Snapchat bug!
Sunny Leone is the latest actress to get bitten by the Snapchat bug!
Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez speaking Gujarati is the funniest thing you'll see today - watch video!
Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez speaking Gujarati is the funniest thing you'll see today - watch video!
View More

Latest Photo Galleries

Meet TV queen Mouni Roy’s LOOK ALIKE Krishna Mukherjee’s pics are breaking the internet!
Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra grooved like never before in ‘Kala Chashma’ song of ‘Baar Baar Dekho’
Aamir Khan invites ‘Dangal’ team at his home for a private party!
View More