AIB Roast Controversy: PIL filed against 'Knockout' for alleged vulgar content

All India Bakchod's legal troubles escalated on Thursday with a PIL being filed against their comedy show 'AIB Roast' by Dr Sharmila Ghuge for alleged vulgar content.

The hearing of the petition is on Friday.

Dr Ghuge, a lawyer, in her application has said that AIB's roast show -- 'AIB Knockout' -- which was held on December 20, 2014, on Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor in front of other B-Town celebs, which "will not only adversely affect the young minds but have unfathomable sweeping effect on the social fabric of the nation."

From left: Gursimran Khamba, Tanmay Bhat, Ashish Shakya and Rohan Joshi came together to form AIB

Dr Ghuge is upset that no action has been taken despite a complaint lodged at various police stations, which has prompted her to move court. Dr Ghuge is seeking indulgence of the Bombay High Court to pass and issue appropriate directions in the larger public interest, “so that the laws are adhered to protect the essence of dignity of women, maintain decent behavior in society and to assure that the quintessence of democracy is not compromised in the name of comedy and entertainment.’’

Speaking to midday, Dr Ghuge said, ''This cannot pass under the pretext of comedy. It may be popular in the West but not here in our society. The celebrities used such obsence language and even the actresses and other celebrities were laughing at the jokes cracked on women.’’

Dr Ghuge in her petition has also mentioned that each sentence used throughout the show by the Bollywood stars, Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and the others is extremely offensive not only to the dignity of women but also to the basic values cherished in the country.

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  • Shweta06-Feb-2015

    Dr. Ghuge - If you don't like it, don't watch it! But it is EXTREMELY condescending on your part to determine what other adults find or do not find vulgar or inappropriate. Nobody is forcing you or anybody with your views to watch it. So why force other adults who are ok with it to refrain from watching? Why don't we behave like a true "democracy" and uphold the consitutional right to freedom of speech instead of upholding the non-constitutional right to morally censor?

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