A city civil court has directed Bollywood actor Aamir Khan to respond to the civil suit filed against him, seeking ban on his upcoming film ‘PK’ as well as the poster of the film in which he is shown standing naked along with a radio near railway tracks.
The judge M S Sharma has asked the actor to file the reply by August 25. The suit, filed on August 16, alleged that the poster is “vulgar, obscene and has the tendency to corrupt the minds” of the onlookers. This poster is being shown in newspapers and on television and also on various online sites for last one month, the plaintiff, Hemant Patil claimed.
The judge, however, asked Patil, through his lawyer, R N Kachave to file a rejoinder justifying his allegations. The suit sought a permanent injunction from the court against releasing the film all over India along with a ban on the circulation of the poster of Aamir Khan until the suit is disposed off. He has also prayed for the objectionable scenes to be removed.
The defendants are Censor Board office bearers, actor Aamir Khan, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and director Rajkumar Hirani. Patil has maintained that Aamir has a “good and clean image in the eyes of the public”, however, he has termed posing for the poster as a “shameful act”.
Observing that any restriction on release of Aamir Khan-starrer PK would “affect constitutional right of the filmmakers”, the Supreme Court on August 15 rejected a plea seeking a stay on the release of the movie.
SC also observed that “If you don’t like then don’t watch the film but don’t bring religious facets in it.”