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Mallika courts trouble

The moral police have struck, and Mallika Sherawat is yet again in the eye of the storm, reports Rathin Das.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 03:31 IST
Rathin Das

The moral police have struck, and Mallika Sherawat is yet again in the eye of the storm. The actor has run into trouble because of her sizzling dance at a Mumbai hotel on New Year’s eve.

A Vadodara court has on Monday asked the police to look into the matter. First Class Judicial Magistrate DB Vaidya has admitted a criminal complaint, filed by advocate   Narendra Tiwari, president of the Vadodara Bar Association, on the case and asked the police to report to the court within 30 days.

Tiwari told Hindustan Times on Monday that he had filed the complaint under the Immoral Trafficking Act and Indecent Representation of Women Act.

He further said that Mallika’s dance number, for which she was paid Rs 50 lakh, had hurt the sentiments of the people in Vadodara and wherever the programme was telecast.

“We want to prove that how-so-ever big the actor may be, Indians will not tolerate such insult to womanhood”, Tiwari said.

Mallika’s dance and what she was wearing were against Indian culture, the senior lawyer said. The complaint also names the Mumbai hotel as co-accused for having sponsored such a show.