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Petition in court seeks ban on Rajneeti for 'defaming' Sonia

A petition filed in the civil court in Mumbai has demanded a ban on Prakash Jha's forthcoming film Rajneeti, alleging it defames the Gandhi-Nehru family, especially Sonia Gandhi.

mumbai Updated: May 10, 2010 21:59 IST

A petition filed in the civil court in Mumbai has demanded a ban on Prakash Jha's forthcoming film Rajneeti, alleging it defames the Gandhi-Nehru family, especially Sonia Gandhi.

However, the court today did not pass any order on the plea and adjourned the hearing till June 10.

Petitioner Nasim Khan, who claims to be an actor and a Congress worker, alleges that one of the characters in the film, played by Katrina Kaif, is based on the Congress President.

Kaif has "the body language which can not be tolerated as she has been involved herself in objectionable roles in the past", the petition said, adding her playing Sonia's role was "an attempt to defame" the Congress chief.

The lawyer for the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) told the court that the board has yet to receive the film for certification, and decision as to whether it had any objectionable scenes can not be taken as yet.

The court asked both Jha as well as the CBFC to file their replies and adjourned the hearing.

The political saga, featuring Ajay Devgn, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Ranbir Kapoor, is scheduled for June 4 release.

Jha has earlier said that Katrina's role has no resemblance to UPA chairperson's life and would be ready to organise a special screening for her if demanded.