Nothing Wrong In 'PK', Says Delhi HC, Dismisses Plea

07/01/2015 1:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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BHOPAL, INDIA - DECEMBER 28: Bajrang Dal activists burning the poster of Aamir Khan-starrer film PK outside Jyoti Talkies on December 28, 2014 in Bhopal, India. Accusing Aamir Khan-starrer PK of hurting religious sentiments of the majority community, right-wing outfits accused Aamir Khan-starrer PK of hurting religious sentiments of the majority community demanded a ban on the film. (Photo by Bidesh Manna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a PIL filed against Raj Kumar Hirani directed and Aamir Khan starrer film "PK", saying "the film was not offensive".

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw refused to entertain the plea which sought ban on the film for alleged derogatory remarks against Hindu gods, Hindu beliefs, faith and worship in the movie.

The bench said: "What was wrong in the movie? We don't find anything offensive in it. We don't find any substance in the plea."

The court said it will pass a detailed order on the plea later.

The PIL, filed by Gautam, argued that the film made mockery of Hindu god and Lord Shiva was shown in bad light."The Hindu way of worship has also been criticised in a most unwarranted manner," he alleged.

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain appearing for the Centre opposed the plea, saying similar matter came before the Supreme Court which had rejected it.

Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer "PK" has been a big hit. But fringe right-wing organisations have protested against portions of the movie, which they allege disrespected Hindu religion.

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