Complaint Filed Against Salman Khan Production Loveratri For 'Hurting Hindu Sentiments'

| September 7 , 2018 , 15:17 IST

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's production Loveratri, the debut of his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain has landed in legal trouble. An advocate filed a complaint in a Bihar court on Thursday against Salman and others alleging that the title of the film 'Loveratri' hurts Hindu sentiments.

The complaint filed by Sudhir Kumar Ojha alleges that the film 'Loveratri' promotes vulgarity and denigrates Goddess Durga and since it is releasing on October 5, close to the Navaratri festival, it would hurt Hindu sentiments.

Based on watching promos and teasers of the film, Ojha has filed the complaint under IPC sections 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings), 153 (want only giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153B (assertions, imputations prejudicial to national integration) and 120(B) (criminal conspiracy).

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Apart from Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain, debutant director Abhiraj Minawala, veteran actors Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy have also been named in the case.

Salman Khan defended his upcoming home production 'Loveratri' and said that it does not disrespect or demean any culture.

"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," Salman said.

"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," he added.

"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," Salman said.