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Ragging puts 3 Idiots under scanner, Govt wants script

Controversy continues to dog Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots with the Maharashtra government today deciding to examine its content after the film reportedly inspired a ragging incident in a Mumbai medical college.

mumbai Updated: Jan 05, 2010 00:33 IST

Controversy continues to dog Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots with the Maharashtra government on Monday deciding to examine its content after the film reportedly inspired a ragging incident in a Mumbai medical college.

"We will ask the movie's producer to submit its script as there are media reports that the Seth G S Medical College
ragging incident was similar to the one shown in 3 Idiots," Minister for Medical Education Vijaykumar Gavit told reporters in Mumbai.

"Also, we would write to the Censor Board that as far as possible such scenes should be avoided in the movies," he
said.

As many as 18 students, including some intern doctors, of Seth G S Medical College and KEM hospital were arrested
on Sunday for ragging freshers on New Year Eve.

Though they were released on Monday on bail by a metropolitan magistrate, the authorities of the civic-run institution
expelled them from hostel.

One of the scenes of the film shows freshers played by Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi and Madhavan being ragged by
seniors.

The film got embroiled in a controversy after the ugly spat between author Chetan Bhagat, whose novel Five Point
Someone
inspired the movie, and its makers over the credit for the story.