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‘Qawwali’ not allowed, Kathak performance cut short in UP

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Lucknow: Well known Kathak dancer, Manjari Chaturvedi was allegedly forced to stop her performance midway at an event organised by UP government here on Thursday, because she was performing on a ‘qawwali’.

Chaturvedi alleged that while she was performing, the music was stopped and an announcement was made for the next act.

“I thought it was a technical glitch but then the next act was announced. It was clear that this was not an error. When I asked the concerned officials, I was told ‘qawwali nahi chalegi yahan’ (qawaali cannot happen here),” she told a news channel.

The artist said that she was allotted 45 minutes for her act and it was pre-planned, yet her performance was stopped and no explanation was provided.

“I have never encountered this kind of thing before in my two-decade old career,” she said.

While the concerned officials were unwilling to comment, a government spokesman denied the allegations and said that the act had to be completed in time since dinner had been served.

“Since, the programme was running late, it had to be trimmed. Manjari Chaturvedi had done two performances and third was underway. Since the programme was running late and there was a Braj performance that was to take place and we wanted all performers to get a chance, the act was stopped. The performance was cut short due to ‘organizational compulsions and not due to any religious or linguistic bias’.

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Sanjay Dutt has cancer, This is how cricketer Yuvraj Singh encouraged Sanjay Dutt

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After the news comes out that Sanjay Dutt has cancer, people are praying for him.

Many people in the film industry have also prayed for Sanjay Dutt’s quick recovery. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has also encouraged Sanjay Dutt.

Yuvraj Singh wrote in a post on Twitter, ‘Sanjay Dutt is you and always will be a fighter. I know how much it hurts, but I also know that you are strong and will bear it. I pray you get well soon. ‘

Let us tell you that on August 8, Sanjay Dutt was admitted to the hospital in Mumbai due to breathing difficulties for the first time.

His corona test was first done, which came negative. After this, further investigation revealed that he had cancer.

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