PIL against Koi Po Che for "biased" portrayal of Gujarat riots

  • PTI, Ahmedabad
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  • Updated: May 03, 2013 12:02 IST
  • Kai Po Che!

    Sushant Singh Rajput and Amrita Puri in a still from Kai Po Che.

  • Kai Po Che

    The film shows lead actors Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amit Sadh as best friends.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput

    Sushant Singh Rajput who plays the character Ishaan in the film, looks promosing in the trailer.

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    The film portrays the journey of three friends as they discover cricket, religion and business in their respective fields.

  • Kai Po Che

     Set against the backdrop of religious politics, the story underlines the three mistakes made by Govind.

  •  Kai Po Che

    The film as well as the book is set in Gujarat, so the title Kai Po Che.

  • Amrita Puri

    Amrita Puri will also be seen in the film.

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Gujarat High Court seeking cancellation of the Censor Board's clearance to Kai Po Che, claiming that it slanders the Hindu community with its depiction of 2002 communal riots in the state.

A division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala would hear the PIL on June 20.

The film, released in February to critical acclaim as well as box office success, is an adoption of the novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat.

Advocate Bhautik Bhatt, the petitioner, says the film depicts incidents related to the riots "with biased intention and half-heartedly only with a view to defaming a particular group of people belonging to Hindu community".

He also demands that riot scenes be deleted or edited and "criminal action" be taken against producers "for defaming the group of Hindus at large".

Pending the final decision, the producers should be restrained from selling TV rights and releasing DVD/CD of the film, the petition says. The judges scheduled the hearing for June 20 after the petitioner said he would provide an official DVD of the film to the court for its viewing.

 

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