FIR to be filed against Salman Khan for hurting Hindu sentiments
Superstar Salman Khan‘s upcoming production venture ‘Loveratri’ that marks the debut of Aayush Sharma is in legal trouble. Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Court has given orders to file an FIR against Salman Khan and seven other actors after a complaint was filed by an advocate against them alleging that the film’s title allegedly hurts Hindu sentiments.
ANI tweeted, “Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Court gives orders to file FIR against Salman Khan and 7 other actors after a complaint was filed by an advocate against him and his production ‘Loveratri’ alleging that the title of the film hurts Hindu sentiments.”
Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Court gives orders to file FIR against Salman Khan and 7 other actors after a complaint was filed by an advocate against him and his production ‘Loveratri’ alleging that the title of the film hurts Hindu sentiments.
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2018
Based on a complaint filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha who is not happy with the title of the film, Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate Shailendra Rai has directed the Mithanpura police station to lodge an FIR against Salman and seven others.
In his complaint, Ojha says that after watching the promos of Loveratri he found that it contained a lot of vulgarity. The complaint was lodged before the court last week under IPC sections 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class), 298 (uttering words etc. with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integrity) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
Earlier this year, the title of this film had upset VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) as they too found it offensive. International working president of the VHP, Alok Kumar earlier told PTI, “We will not allow its exhibition in cinema halls in the country. We don’t want the sentiments of Hindus to be hurt. The film is set against the backdrop of Navratri, a Hindu festival, and the name distorts its meaning.”
‘Loveratri‘ marks the debut of Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain and is scheduled to release on October 5.
We shall soon update you with more on this matter.