The Bandra police on Friday arrested the producer, Washim Sheikh, director Ejaz Ahmed and publicist, KA Jauhar, of the horror film ‘Kaun hai waha?’ for hurting religious sentiments of the Catholic community by displaying controversial posters of the film.
Members of the Catholic Secular Forum, a city-based organisation, had lodged a complaint against them on November 13. The film released on November 18.
“They were not in the city for last two weeks. We arrested them for insulting religious beliefs and violations under the Cinematograph Act,” said Pratap Dighavkar, DCP (Zone 9). The Central Board of Film Certification and the Indian Motion Pictures Association had earlier written to the police stating the filmmakers had not sought the required permission to use the posters.