Maggi row: Court directs FIR against Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta

A district court directed police today to register an FIR against Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta.

By: Press Trust of India | Muzaffarpur | Updated: June 2, 2015 4:16 pm
maggi, amitabh bachchna, madhuri dixit, preity zinta, big b, amitabh bachchan maggi, big b maggi, amitabh bachchan maggi ad, preity zinta maggi, preity zinta maggi ad, maduri dixit maggi, madhuri dixit maggi ad, entertainment news A district court directed police today to register an FIR against two Nestle officials and film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta, who have featured in the Maggi advertisements and arrest them if required.

A district court here directed police today to register an FIR against two Nestle officials and film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta, who have featured in the Maggi advertisements and arrest them if required.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramchandra Prasad directed Kazi Mohammadpur Police Station to register the FIR against the five and investigate the complaint.

The court also directed the police to go for arrest if required in the course of investigation.

The order came during the hearing of a case filed by lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha yesterday.

The petition had named Managing Director of Nestle Mohan Gupta, its Joint Director Sabab Alam and the three film stars Amitabh, Madhuri and Preity, who have featured in Maggi ads at different times.

Share This Article
Share
Related Article

The complainant claimed that he purchased Maggi from a shop at Lenin chowk of Muzaffarpur on May 30 and that he was taken ill after he ate it. This prompted him to file a case against Nestle, the maker of the noodles and the film stars who are the product’s brand ambassadors.

Lenin Chowk falls under Kazi Mohammadpur police station.

The case has been filed under IPC sections 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 273 (sale of noxious food or drink), 276 (sale of drug as a different drug or preparation) and 420 (cheating and dishonesty).

For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now

  1. A
    Amitav
    Jun 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm
    Actors when highly paid shall also be equally responsible towards the viability of any product. Otherwise, they should not just act, mint money and get away. These are the actors who raise the price of any product and we, the end users pay for it and suffer especially when FDI like insution do not perform their role effectively.
    Reply
    1. D
      Dhurandar Bhatawdekar
      Jun 3, 2015 at 1:23 am
      teenon ko jail honi chahiye. Khud khatey nahi par doosron ko zehar khilakey paise kamatey hain........they should be held accountable
      Reply
      1. A
        Arjun
        Jun 3, 2015 at 12:27 am
        Amitabh should have been Tihar jail for Bofar Gun Scam. He has done so much cheating, frauds in Income Tax and Land deals. Arrest him for making false advt. Arjun
        Reply
        1. D
          Damaru Prasad
          Jun 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm
          How much money do they need? Noodle is a poor man's meal and here are they adding cost to it. If only those who produce would understand that their product would sell even without any publicity! Government must ban publicity on items meant for the mes and especially the poor. Amit you have had a fabulous please leave the poor alone now. I don't know what makes product special if Amit figures in it? I lost my superabundant hair after I used a hair oil that went "thanda, thanda, cool, cool". He does not use any of the items he publicizes I am sure. He can't have used that oil.
          Reply
          1. I
            Indian
            Jun 3, 2015 at 2:33 am
            And for inciting the mob 1984 delhi sikh mascare
            Reply
            1. A
              ASHOK KUMAR
              Jun 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm
              Greed for money by celebrities is becoming cause of ill health for gullible minds.
              Reply
              1. G
                greenscreen
                Jun 2, 2015 at 9:44 pm
                Deemag ke bandh darwaze kholo! These are paid actors, and are not at all responsible for validating the claim that manufacturer of product make. Maggi is consumed by crores since many years. Some are grown up eating it. Now suddenly they found something wrong and blame actors ? Why there was no regular testing ? What those factory inspectors (quality controller from Govt.) were doing all these years. Is this a issue with certain production batch or is it a product recipe from beginning? how will you prove it? Amitabh himself must have consumed a lot of Maggi. If actors wanted to validate the product, how would have they done it? Do you think, Nestle will give their list of production ingredients and measurement to them? It is a company secret which these companies guard by all means. It is so stupid to hold actors responsible for the issue with the product they endorse. There were incidents when same actors advertise in Govt programs and those so called Yojanas almost always fail to deliver what they promise ? Anybody got punished for that? Wake up folks. This is all politics and corporate rivalry Don't be surprised if a new noodle b will come up soon with a hidden partnership of some bigwig!
                Reply
                1. G
                  greenscreen
                  Jun 2, 2015 at 10:18 pm
                  Well said, Pogba.
                  Reply
                  1. F
                    fatima
                    Jun 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm
                    I Agree...
                    Reply
                    1. P
                      Prakash Gotimukul
                      Jun 3, 2015 at 9:24 am
                      Themedia is wrongly focussing on celebrities to improve their TRP instead of reporting more about the company which is producing poison and playing with lives of people. Nestle should themselves come clean and vouch for their quality. If 10 out of 13 are defective that means there is no Quality control in place. Nestle on their own shd stop sending their products to market, shut their units for a month, check the quality make an investigation and stop playing with health. Its a criminal offence and the CEO shd be arrested. Like Andersen of Bhopal tragedy , all foreign directors shd be arrested and made to answer..........stead the stupid pressutes are happy showing the bollywood celebs...shame on the media
                      Reply
                      1. K
                        Krishna Iyer
                        Jun 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm
                        These celebrities, however, intelligent they may appear to be, insofar as experience goes they just repeat scripts written by others, perform as directed by others, do as they are told by producers. And ths experience has definitely landed them in trouble in the real life. When they want to promote a b through their image, the least they could have done is to see that the product they are promoting that will influence the guiible public is free from the ills these are likely to bring about. But materialistic considerations play a more important role than morals. But with their contacts in various places, the media, the bureaucracy, the politicians, they will get away with it. Only a few more people will become richer.
                        Reply
                        1. I
                          Indian
                          Jun 3, 2015 at 10:28 am
                          If those who represented the product in ads are wrong, then the media which telicasted and printed their ads are also wrong. FIR should also be raised against them. Its the responsibility of the company for making such product and the food department which gave clearance to such product. No actor will ever have knowledge of materials and tests of such product.
                          Reply
                          1. I
                            Indian
                            Jun 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm
                            Then the media is also getting a lot of money by screening these ads. Why are they not sued???? As you rightly said, Ignorance is not punishable under law. Why is the govt not sued for giving them clearances? Is this not a way to gain pority?
                            Reply
                            1. I
                              Indian
                              Jun 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm
                              Then the media is also getting a lot of money by screening these ads. Why are they not sued???? Why is the govt not sued for giving them clearances? Is this not a way to gain pority?
                              Reply
                              1. P
                                Pogba
                                Jun 2, 2015 at 9:36 pm
                                Validate how exactly? By eating a couple of packets of Maggie? I'm sure these actors have had their fair share of Maggie in their life. The responsibility of whether of not a particular packaged food item is suitable for human consumption is up to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
                                Reply
                                1. P
                                  Prakhar Shukla
                                  Jun 2, 2015 at 6:35 pm
                                  So, they are supposed to test heavy elements in trace amounts in every product they appear for. Maybe set up private labs on their own and do research before endorsing a product. They make their money by TV, Movies and advertising. It's the role of some government agency to check if certain products p safety tests. So, court should direct FIR against the agency and whoever responsible and if they did their job then prosecute company officials at Nestle. No one should file FIR against celebrities merely looking for scapegoat.
                                  Reply
                                  1. R
                                    Raider
                                    Jun 2, 2015 at 4:34 pm
                                    Dear countrymen nothing will happen to this foreign company NESTLE it is own by Americans. They will get away easily. Just remember Union Carbide of Bhopal tragedy, did anything happen to the owners of the company. Our politicians will eat money and let them of these owners. It is better to stick to our own Indian habit of cooking and eating at home with our own home recipes.
                                    Reply
                                    1. R
                                      Rajanvt
                                      Jun 3, 2015 at 3:07 pm
                                      Agree with you! Slavish fans will rant! But don't bother!
                                      Reply
                                      1. R
                                        Rajanvt
                                        Jun 3, 2015 at 3:06 pm
                                        Not only that, as you rightly said, these are the so called 'icons' of Bollywood, whom the entire young generation of India apes! And, they claim to be so smart and knowledgeable, sitting pretty in those studios and dancing away and gyrating to glory! So much so, no one dares to even point fingers or criticize them! Should they not know what they are promoting? Time these celebrities are taught to be more responsible!
                                        Reply
                                        1. G
                                          Girish Rao
                                          Jun 3, 2015 at 6:45 am
                                          Taste bhi health bhi aur ab jail bhi . . .
                                          Reply
                                          1. P
                                            PJ
                                            Jun 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm
                                            judges r becoming extra consutional authorities how r amitab, preeti etc responsible? it is the manufacturer their sympathisers in government who allotted them licence to operate swallowing hefty bribes for granting licences cheap ways to get publicity
                                            Reply
                                            1. Load More Comments