A complaint filed was filed by an advocate in a Bihar Court on Thursday, against Salman Khan and others associated with his production 'Loveratri', stating that the title of the film hurts the Hindu sentiments by mocking the festival of Navaratri.
The complaint was filed by Sudhir Kumar Ojha, and the case will be heard by the sub-divisional judicial magistrate Shailendra Kumar on September 12, Wednesday. The advocate revealed that his impression of the title hurting the religious sentiments, through the various promos and teasers that have been broadcasted, on Youtube and other channels. Under IPC sections 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings), 153, 153B and 120(B), the case has been filed. Along with Salman Khan, the case has been filed against his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and the debutant Warina Hussain. Director Abhiraj Minawala, and actors Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy were also pulled into the case.
Along with the advocate who registered the case, various right-wing organisations have also objected to the film's title, citing the same issues. The actor who was earlier in Goa stated that the movie does not hurt any religious sentiments of the people. Further, he also stated that the Censor Board will play the film with a 'U' certification.
"Some people, I don't know who they are, have some problem with title of the film. It is a beautiful title. There is nothing more beautiful than love, so it is called 'Loveratri'. It is not demeaning any culture. Our prime minister is from that culture. So, when you play a character, like I played a sardar in a film or I played a Haryanvi in 'Sultan', I do it with a lot of respect.
"We are making the film with Navaratri in the backdrop. We have made this beautiful film celebrating the music, colour, love and the fun of festive season. We don't need any publicity like that. Once the film is released those people will know there is nothing," Salman said in an interview on the sidelines of Bigg Boss launch.
"The censor board is the right body to decide. I am sure it will get a 'U' certificate. And if the censor board has given the certificate then I don't think anybody has the right to say anything."
(With inputs from PTI)
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