The Sessions court on Thursday refused to stay the release of the film "Mere Brother ki Dulhan" after a civil suit filed by one BG Jadhav claimed the movie trailer had a scene that went against public health. While the court admitted the suit, the court refused to grant Jadhav’s demands to stay the release of the film.
Jadhav had moved court claiming that the scene that showed actor Katrina Kaif smoking a bidi was sending a "bad message" to the public. "Considering the impact that these personalities have on the young and the extent of their influence, the film should be released only after that scene is cut," argued RN Kachave, Jadhav’s lawyer.
Kachave argued that the young generation imitates its idols, like Kaif, and such a scene promoted smoking. Jadhav, in his suit, named producer Aditya Chopra, director and writer Ali Abbas Zafar, Katrina Kaif, Yashraj films Pvt Ltd and others as respondents. "We must influence our children positively," Kachave argued.
However, the court agreed that while the suit could be admitted, there were not enough grounds to stay the release of the film.
The matter will come up for hearing on September 30.