FIR against 'Oh My God' director, Akshay Kumar for hurting religious sentiments
The police has registered an FIR against actors Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal for allegedly hurting religious sentiments in their film Oh My God.
An FIR has been lodged in Ajmer city against the director and producers of Bollywood film 'Oh My God' for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
Film director Umesh Shukla, producers Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Ashvini Yardi and manager of a local cinema hall have been named in the FIR registered at Civil Lines police station in Ajmer, police said on Friday.
They have been booked under Section 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) and Section 298 (uttering words etc with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings) of the IPC. The case was filed last week by one Munna Lal, police said, adding that they are probing the matter.
This is the second FIR against a Bollywood film for hurting religious sentiments this week. Yesterday, an FIR was lodged at Sadar police station in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district against actor Shah Rukh Khan, his wife Gauri Khan, Karan Johar and others for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by depicting Hindu deity Radha in an inappropriate manner in the film 'Student of the Year'.
On Thursday, the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj had said that she would raise the issue of attacks on Hindu beliefs in Bollywood movies in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament and had asked like-minded people from various parties to join hands.
"I came to know about the attack on Hindu beliefs in two recent movies - 'Oh my God' and 'Student of the Year'. In the latter, there are references to Radha not knowing how to dance and being invited to the dance floor to learn dancing. Why is it that the attack in films is only on Hindu beliefs and on names like Sita, Radha and Kaushalya," she had asked at the time.
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