Amitabh, KBC sued for 'defaming' legal profession

Aug 01, 2013, 17:55 IST | PTI

A lawyer has filed a complaint against KBC and Amitabh Bachchan for presenting the legal profession in a derogatory manner in their promos of the upcoming season.

A private complaint was filed today in a court here, alleging promos of the upcoming season of TV quiz-show Kaun Banega Crorepati present the legal profession in a derogatory manner.

It names actor Amitabh Bachchan, the show's host, as one of the respondents.

The complaint was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Sanjay Pande by Nasir Ali, legal cell coordinator of 'Gondwana Gantantra Party'.

Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of KBC
Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of KBC.

The court has fixed a hearing on August 23 to record the statement of the complainant to decide whether any case can be registered against the respondents.

The 'offensive' KBC promo sees an inexperienced lawyer, who just cleared his LLB examination deciding to fight cases. The lawyer gets into trouble and even has to offer a discount.

Apart from Amitabh Bachchan, the complaint names Big Synery Media Limited's Managing Director Siddharth Basu and Multi Screen Media Private Limited's Secretary, Rajkumar Bidvatka among others as respondents.

Ali, who is a lawyer, has sought registration of a police case under section 500 (defamation) of Indian Penal Code, and under the Information Technology Act.

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