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Dhoni’s ‘Vishnu avatar’ lands him in legal tangle

An advertisement that depicts MS Dhoni as Lord Vishnu has landed the Indian skipper in legal trouble. An activist has filed a case against him in a Bengaluru court, alleging Dhoni had ‘denigrated’ the Hindu god in the advertisement in a business magazine.

india Updated: May 07, 2013 01:35 IST
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An advertisement that depicts MS Dhoni as Lord Vishnu has landed the Indian skipper in legal trouble.

An activist has filed a case against him in a Bengaluru court, alleging Dhoni had ‘denigrated’ the Hindu god in the advertisement in a business magazine.

The case was registered under section 295 of the IPC — injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion — on a complaint that said that by posing as Lord Vishnu, holding several things including a shoe in his hands, Dhoni had hurt “religious sentiments”.

The court will take up the case on May 12, when the complainant’s statement will be recorded.

First Published: May 06, 2013 17:31 IST