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SC says no coercive action against Salman Khan produced movie ‘Loveyatri’

Several private criminal complaints were filed against actor Salman Khan’s movie ‘Loveyatri’ alleging that its name has hurt the religious sentiment of Hindus.

india Updated: Sep 27, 2018 13:07 IST
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Actor Salman Khan at the trailer launch of his upcoming film ‘Loveyatri’ in Mumbai in August 2018.(IANS)

The Supreme Court directed Thursday that no coercive action is to be taken in any part of the country against Salman Khan Ventures Pvt ltd, the producer of upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Loveyatri’.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission that the movie, slated for all India release on October 5, has been cleared by the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and despite this an FIR has been registered in Bihar and a criminal complaint is pending in Vadodara in Gujarat.

The bench took note of the plea of the producer and said that no coercive action shall be taken against it relating to the content and the name of the movie.

The film was earlier named ‘Loveratri’ but was changed by the producers after several complaints that it hurt religious sentiments since it was similar Navratri, a Hindu festival.

The movie stars Salman’s brother-in-law Ayush Sharma and Warina Hussain.

First Published: Sep 27, 2018 13:06 IST