Punching corporates

IN Media Watch Briefs | 26/09/2012

Some companies have strongly disapproved of a song from Prakash Jha’s film Chakravyuh, to be released soon. The song called 'Mahangai' takes a dig at big corporate houses like the Aditya Birla Group, Batas, Tatas and the Reliance group by saying that these groups have “exploited the nation for their own benefit and their engine runs on our blood”. The Aditya Birla Group said that they will “take up the matter with the concerned authority” while Jha justified the lyrics saying that his film is based on Naxal movements and are not intended to belittle anyone. The CBFC has asked him to run a disclaimer with the song's promo saying "the names used in the song are symbolic and do not intend to harm or disrespect any brand or individual". (ET)

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Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

Moneycontrol.com  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

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