Nothing Wrong in PK, Says Delhi High Court

  | January 07, 2015 19:00 IST (New Delhi)

A still from PK

The Delhi High Court dismissed a PIL filed against PK saying that "the film was not offensive"

The Delhi High Court, on January 7, dismissed a PIL filed against actor Aamir Khan's recently released film PK, saying that "the film was not offensive".

A division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw refused to entertain the plea which sought a ban on the film for alleged derogatory remarks against Hindu gods, Hindu beliefs, faith and worship in the movie.

The bench said, "What was wrong in the movie? We don't find anything offensive in it. We don't find any substance in the plea." The court said it will pass a detailed order on the plea later.

The PIL, filed by Gautam, argued that the film mocked Hindu gods and Lord Shiva was shown in bad light. "The Hindu way of worship has also been criticised in a most unwarranted manner," he alleged.

Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain appearing for the Centre opposed the plea, saying similar matter came before the Supreme Court which had rejected it.

The film, which is directed by Rajkumar Hirani, may have impressed critics and audiences but the portrayal of Hindu sentiments in the film has drawn the ire of right-wing organisations which say the movie disrespects Hindu religion.

The film, which released on December 19, became the first Bollywood film to make Rs 300 crore on January 5. PK also stars actors Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput and Boman Irani.