When seconds count
In an age where patriotism is also being consumerised, this was waiting to happen sooner rather than later. AR Rehman’s recently released album, Jana Gana Mana, has run into rough waters with the law of the land. Courtesy a PIL filed by concerned citizens. And guess what, if the law actually does take its course, he could face up to 3 years imprisonment. The reason? AR’s version does not conform to the 52 seconds it is permitted.
Seems a very petty bone to pick when there’s no one lamenting the fact that the National Anthem is being turned into a commodity, given shelf space and sold across counters.