Hosanna.. song irks Christians

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 20, 2012 05:06 hrs

AR Rahman’s song Hosanna from Gautham Menon’s  Ek Deewana Tha, has run into trouble. 

The Christian Secular Forum (CSF) has raised a strong objection to the use of the word 'Hosanna'.

CSF general secretary Joseph Dias is quoted as saying : “ It has hurt not only Christians but also Jewish sentiments. We aren’t going into the lyrics or vulgar picturisation of the song which is also objectionable. We would like to point out that Hosanna is a prayer in the Bible and sacred to Jews and Christians.”

What has irked CSF is that in the film, Hosanna is used in a song and dance sequence where a guy is proposing to his girl.

Interestingly Hosanna featured in the Tamil original Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya,and there was no protest at that time.

The CSF also plans to move court against Fox Star Studios and Sony Music as well as file a police complaint against those concerned.

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