'Masoom Sawaal' faces right-wing ire, FIR filed for hurting sentiments

 

by IANS | Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 10:54 AM

Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) Even before the controversy over the boycott call for 'Laal Singh Chaddha' and 'Raksha Bandhan' -- both of which release on Thursday -- could die down, another film is now in the eye of the storm.

The filmmakers of 'Masoom Sawaal' have been booked by the Uttar Pradesh Police, following a complaint that a poster of the movie hurts the religious sentiments by showing a Lord Krishna picture on a sanitary pad.

A senior police official said on Thursday that the FIR has been registered against director Santosh Upadhyay, his company and the entire team of the Hindi film on the complaint of Hindu Rashtra Navnirman Sena President Amit Rathore.

The FIR has been registered under Indian Penal Code section 295 (injuring or defiling places of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class).

The movie aims to create awareness about menstruation.

The complainant has alleged that the film producer has used a picture of Lord Krishna on sanitary pads on a poster.

This has hurt the religious sentiments of the followers of 'Sanatana Dharma' and can flare up communal riots in Uttar Pradesh and across the country, he has alleged.

Action would be initiated against anybody who tries to disturb peace, the circle officer said. "Law and order would be maintained at all costs."

Latest Cinema Updates
Shraddha Arya: Wonderful that Shakti and I keep our personal, professional bond separate Wed, Dec 07, 2022, 09:40 PM
Vicky grooves to 'Kya Baat Hai', says Katrina begs him not to put up such videos Wed, Dec 07, 2022, 09:26 PM
Nargis Fakhri calls Guru Randhawa 'grounded, creative and an intelligent man' Wed, Dec 07, 2022, 09:25 PM
NTR Jr lends his voice to title glimpse of Sai Dharam Tej's 15th movie 'Virupaksha' Wed, Dec 07, 2022, 09:24 PM
'Bigg Boss 16': Ankit Gupta's 'satta' at risk, Abdu Rozik loses his cool Wed, Dec 07, 2022, 09:23 PM
Paras Arora to play lead role in family drama 'Dil Diyaan Gallaan' Wed, Dec 07, 2022, 09:22 PM
Monalisa read 30 novels to play an erotic poetess in 'Hasratein' Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 08:05 PM
Saiyami's love for poetry came in handy for 'Faadu' Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:57 PM
Robert Downey Jr. reacts to Quentin Tarantino's Marvel criticism Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:54 PM
Amitabh Bachchan dons school dress for 'KBC Juniors' sepcial episode Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:52 PM
Malaika Arora has a fear of mouthing dialogues Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:51 PM
Anushka Sharma: 'Did 'Ghodey Pe Sawaar' for the fun of it' Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:48 PM
Britney Spears 'did it again', has deactivated her Instagram Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:47 PM
Author Jay Shetty to come to India as part of his 'Jay Shetty: Love Rules' World Tour Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:46 PM
'Bigg Boss 16': Archana shares Ankit reminds her of Christian Grey from 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:45 PM
'Aarya 3' begins prep, Sikandar Kher can't wait to bring 'Daulat' back on screens Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:45 PM
Robert Pattinson 'Mickey 17' by Bong Joon Ho to release in 2024 Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:44 PM
Reena Kapoor says her 'Aashao Ka Savera' character stands up for empowering women Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:43 PM
'Pathaan' director: Wanted to make SRK symbol of alpha and machismo Tue, Dec 06, 2022, 07:42 PM
Bigg Boss 16: Shiv Thakare breaks down in tears Mon, Dec 05, 2022, 12:40 PM