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Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, October 11, 2013
An FIR was lodged against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, director Raj Kumar Hirani and other actors of the under-production film P.K. for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during the shooting of the film in Delhi's Chandni Chowk area.

The FIR was lodged after locals objected to a shooting sequence in which a man dressed as Lord Shiva was pulling a rickshaw with two burqa-clad women sitting as passengers.

Initially, people thought the actors were members of a Ram Leela party but once they saw cameras they inquired about the issue. The man who was dress like Lord Shiva was intercepted by the mob which had gathered on the spot.

A policeman who was on patrol duty also questioned them about the matter and the three actors were taken to Kotwali police station, said a police official. 

The actors told the police that it was a dream sequence in the movie and they had all the legal documents and permission for the shooting. But the mob, that had reached the police station, started shouting slogans alleging they were hurting religious sentiments. 

"We lodged an FIR under section 295 A (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religious of any class) and 153 A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language) against the actors," said a police official.