Aamir in legal soup over 'nude' poster

Aamir in legal soup over 'nude'  poster

The poster for an upcoming film PK, where Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan stands ‘nude’ with a strategically placed vintage boom box, has landed the actor in trouble.

A Kanpur-based lawyer, Manoj Kumar, on Saturday filed a case against the actor, director Raj Kumar Hirani and producer of the film, Vidhu Vinod Chopra under Section 292 of the Indian Penal Code in a district court in Kanpur. The lawyer contended that the film’s poster sends a “wrong message” to the people and was “obscene”. 

“Almost every section of the society, including  children are discussing the poster....what kind of message does the film want to send to society,” the lawyer said in his petition. The matter will come up for hearing on August 7.

Religious leaders have also taken strong exception to the photograph and demanded that the film be banned. 

Well-known Sunni cleric and All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangimahli decried the poster. “Such films should not be allowed...they will only spoil people...they also impact our family values”, the cleric said. 

All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board chairperson Shaista Amber  demanded reconstitution of the Censor Board.

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