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SC to hear plea against showing 'Grand Masti' on TV today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea against world television premier of Bollywood flick 'Grand Masti', an adult comedy featuring Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani.

A bench compising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice U U Lalit allowed urgent hearing when the lawyer representing Edara Gopi Chand said the plea would be infructuous if the film, having adult contents, is shown on television channels.

The appeal, filed by lawyer D Bharat Kumar, alleged that the Delhi High Court is not justified in "vacating the stay on the television telecast of the film" without discussing the "arguments advanced" and documentary evidence.

"The proposed telecast of film 'Grand Masti' on television squarely violates the Programme Code enshrined under the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995 and the Rules made thereunder "And given the film's pervasive adult sexual content, the proposed universal telecast on television will have adverse impact on the impressionable minds of children and adolescents," the plea alleged.

The High Court, on October 20, 2015, had disposed of the plea filed against the prompsed TV premier of the adult comedy.

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