Hindu Sena lodges complaint against filmmaker over take on Mahabharata

Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta sought action against the Delhi Belly film writer Akshat Verma.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 11, 2016 4:13 am

The Hindu Sena Saturday lodged a complaint with the police against ‘Delhi Belly’ film’s writer Akshat Verma, alleging that he has hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus by making fun of the Mahabharata in a 16-minute film ‘Mama’s Boys’.

In the complaint filed at Parliament Street police station, Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta sought action against the filmmaker. Gupta said Verma should face action for the portrayal of some characters as homosexuals. The film directed Verma is a satirical take on Draupadi’s wedding to the Pandavas.

“Akshat Verma and the team of ‘Mama’s Boys’ have deliberately and maliciously acted, intending to outrage religious feelings of Hindus… by making fun of the religious book. The content of the film may also be made objectionable under article-19(2) of Constitution of India,” reads the complaint.

Gupta said YouTube should remove the film immediately. Police said they have received the complaint and were investigating the matter.