Sheila sinks Moral Ma’am
– Sena cubs cheer ‘bar dance’ numbers
SAMYABRATA RAY GOSWAMI
[. . .] For years, though, the senior Sena’s language has been rather rigid when it has come to dealing with anything that according to the self-appointed custodians of morality had the slightest hint of vice. From tarring faces of bar girls to tearing down sexually explicit Bollywood posters and terrorising couples on Valentine’s Day, Sena cadres have done it all in the name of culture. Yesterday, they took a break. Barstools, placed as props on the dais, created an atmosphere like that of a dance bar. The event, at Mumbai’s 60-year-old Shanmukhananda Hall in Sion which has in the past hosted Zubin Mehta’s New York Philharmonic, was organised by Uddhav’s 22-year-old son Aditya. [. . .].