The order was passed by the bench comprising Justice Umanath Singh and Justice Virendra Kumar Dixit, on a petition filed by a local lawyer Ashok Pandey. The petitioner had sought an immediate ban on the screening of the movies stating that they are popularising the use of abusive language.
The court on October 12 had issued notices against chairperson of Censor Board Sharmila Tagore, producers of 'Peepli Live' Aamir Khan and director Anusha Rizvi, producer-director of 'Gangaajal' Prakash Jha, producer of 'Omkara' Kumar Mangat and director Vishal Bharadwaj, director of 'Bandit Queen' Sandeep S Bedi and director Shekhar Kapoor.
However, none of the respondents appeared before the court after which it decided to send notices through the Mumbai Police Commissioner. The court has fixed November 23 as the next date of hearing.