After getting critical acclaim in Toronto film festival, Kiran Rao's debut directorial venture is now in legal muddle over its title. The point of contention is the word dhobi in the title which has not gone down well with dhobi community, reports DNA.
Hindustan Kanojia Organisation of Dhobis chairman Vinod Kumar Kanojia feels that the film title would encourage cast division in the society and has approached Delhi high court, demanding a change of title before its release early next year.
He states in his petition, “The film could have been given some other name. It has been given the name to hurt the feelings of the community, which is highly condemned."
“The community has been notified as scheduled caste in the Constitution and calling any person by its name is a punishable offence. The film’s title is violating fundamental rights of the community and it must be restrained by the court,” continues Kanojia.
The court is likely to hear the matter on Wednesday.
In the movie, Aamir plays the lead role of a painter and Prateik Babbar is portrayed as a dhobi.