‘Aashram 2’: Karni Sena files complaint against Prakash Jha and others
A complaint has been filed against director Prakash Jha and the makers of the web series ‘Aashram: Chapter 2’ by Karni Sena’s Mumbai president of Women’s Wing, Richa Singh Dewal. In her complaint, Richa has cited that the makers of the show have portrayed Hindu culture, aashram and spiritual gurus in a bad light and thereby have hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus.
The complaint was filed at Goregaon’s Bangur Nagar police station. Read on for details.
In the complaint filed by the Karni Sena, they have expressed their displeasure over the title of the web series and its content. The complaint has been filed under section 354, 153-A, 295, 295-A, 292, 504 and under section 499 r/w section 34 of Indian Penal Code. ‘Aashram 2’ director Prakash Jha, the show’s story writer, screenplay writers and it’s lead actor Bobby Deol have also been named in the complaint.
A part of Sena’s complaint reads, “As seen in the trailers of ‘Aashram: Chapter 2-The Dark Side’ and in the web series, it has been shown that Hindu Spiritual Gurus getting involved in illicit sexual activities with female disciples visiting the Aashrams, there by trying to create a dirty picture of Hindu Culture, Hindu Aashrams and Hindu Spiritual Gurus and women disciples there by hurting religious feeling and attachment which Hindus have towards their Religious Dharma Gurus.”
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‘Aashram 2’ is helmed by Prakash Jha and written by Habib Faisal. Apart from Bobby, the show also features Aaditi Pohankar, Darshan Kumaar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Anupriya Goenka, Adhyayan Suman among others. The second season of the show premiered on November 11 on MX Player.