Court to frame issues in obscenity suit against Aamir Khan on Dec 17

A Mumbai civil court today said it would frame issues in a suit filed against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, seeking a ban on the release of his upcoming film 'pk' on the ground of obscenity, on December 17.

The film's publicity poster, showing Khan in the buff on railway tracks, is "obscene and vulgar", says the plaintiff Hemant Patil.

The controversial picture of Aamir Khan on the poster of PK
The controversial picture of Aamir Khan on the poster of 'pk'

The court today said it would frame issues on December 17 as to whether it has the jurisdiction to entertain this suit. It asked the plaintiff's lawyer, advocate R N Kachave, to argue on whether a case of obscenity/vulgarity was made out.

Patil wants removal of 'objectionable' scenes from the film and a ban on the poster. The defendants are Censor Board, Khan himself, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and director Rajkumar Hirani.

Khan, a good actor who hosts the popular TV show 'Satyamev Jayate', has a good and clean public image, but by appearing nude in the poster he has committed "a shameful" act, Patil has contended.

The Supreme Court had recently dismissed a public interest litigation which sought a ban on the poster on the same ground. "If you don't like then don't watch the film," the judges had said.

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