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Playing National Anthem In Theatres Is Demeaning It, Says Shobhaa De

date: October 29, 2017 | duration: 0:40

Author Shobhaa De says that playing national anthem in cinema halls before a movie amounts to "force-feeding patriotism". "Packaging it as enforced patriortism is demeaning the status of the National Anthem in a movie theatre. I have seen a lot of disrespect being shown because people just think of it as a nuisance... they'll continue to eat their popcorn and continue to chat they'll show utter disrespect," she said.

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