Notices were also issued to the secretary, union information and Broadcasting Ministry and the chairperson and secretary of the Censor Board. The court has directed them to appear on October 27 next.
The petitioner, a lawyer, had contended that “filthy” and “objectionable” words had been used in the four films, which had hurt the feelings of the people in the country.
“The producers and directors named their films after religious things yet they used words which are considered unparliamentary in the country,” the petitioner contended. Use of such words were in violation of the Cinematographic Act, he added in his petition.