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Vulgar dancers face the music

LAHORE: The Punjab government has served a Show Cause Notice (SCN) on two stage dancers, Nargis and Dedar, on charges of indulging in ‘vulgar, obscene and indecent dramatic activities’ while performing their dances in a stage drama ‘Sorry Sir’ at Mehfil theatre here.

The notice is reportedly a first of its kind while before actresses involved in anything remotely resembling vulgarity were directly banned under Section 3 of the Dramatic Performance Act 1876.

Both sisters, known as the dancing queen and dancing doll respectively among the stage community and fans, have been warned of banishment from stage if they persist in ignoring the contents of the SCN.

The two have been directed to submit a reply with an affidavit stating their agreement to the written clauses including a stop on vulgar dances and objectionable performances in future.

Reportedly, the monitoring representatives of Punjab government had submitted a report accusing both dancers of being vulgar, obscene and indecent while dancing.

As per details, the representatives had found the two clad in ‘seductive dresses’ include the whole low neck and tight fittings apart from employing the use of ‘direct sexual gestures’ and dancing in such a manner as to ‘titillate the audience.’

Insiders claimed that the home department had earlier warned both females on a number of occasions against their ‘unpardonable behavior’ and violation of the Dramatic Act, but to no effect.

It is worthwhile to mention here that in August last year, the home department had banned Nargis on charge of being vulgar while performing in “Jinney Sada Dil Lutia” for 16 days.

However, the ban was lifted within 12 hours following orders of a senior bureaucrat posted then as head of Capital Development Authority (CDA).
Source: The Post
Date:9/15/2007