Right-wing Outfit Seeks Ban On 'PK' For Provocative Content

23/12/2014 11:29 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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NOIDA, INDIA - NOVEMBER 8: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan during the launch of song from the upcoming Bollywood movie PK, on November 8, 2014 in Noida, India. The song is a dedication from Sanjay Dutt to Aamir, where he calls Aamir 'Tharki chokra'. It has a very Rajasthani feel to it and Hirani has roped in talented Rajasthani singer Swaroop Khan to be the voice of the song. PK is an upcoming Hindi comedy-drama family film directed by Rajkumar Hirani. It stars Aamir Khan as the titular role with Sanjay Dutt, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani and Saurabh Shukla appearing in supporting roles. Hirani has stated that the film will be a satire on 'Hindu gods and godmen'. The film has a scheduled release date of December 19. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK', which has received rave reviews and set the box-office on fire, has earned the ire of right-wing groups who claim the film hurts the sentiments of the majority community.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has sought an immediate ban on the movie, saying its content is "highly provocative" and hurts the religious sentiments of the community.

Maharashtra Coordinator of HJS Sunil Dhanvat today said the outfit has filed police complaints against the film and its makers in Navi Mumbai, Nagpur and Sangli.

HJS activist Uday Dhuri, who filed the complaint with Navi Mumbai Police after watching the Rajkumar Hirani-directed movie, said the film is openly critical of many rituals and traditions followed by Hindus and hence it should be banned.

Dhuri demanded the producers, director and artists of the film be booked for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and outraging religious feelings of a community, among other offences.

The film, which also stars Anushka Sharma among others, hit the theatres on December 19 and earned Rs 95.21 crore at the box-office over the weekend, said the producers.

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