Bollywood actor John Abraham starrer Satyameva Jayate, which made huge headlines for Dilbar Dilbar song featuring Nora Fatehi, has landed in legal trouble. A complaint has been filed in Hyderabad against the film for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Shia community. Syed Ali Jafri who is the general secretary of the BJP Minority Front has alleged that the trailer of the film portrays the procession of Muharram in a bad light, according to a report by National Herald.
In his complaint, Jaffry has mentioned that the makers have shown Muharram’s procession in a bad way in the trailer. He was quoted as saying, “There is one shot in the trailer which shows the festival of Muharram and it depicts a scene of Matam (self-flagellation). The actor is later shown committing a murder following Matam. This has hurt our sentiments.”
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He has also made a request to the local Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to transfer his complaint to CFBC’s head office in Mumbai and to take the action against the scene. He further said that if the scene is not removed from the film, his party members will protest against the film all over the country and won’t allow the film to release.
A lawyer reportedly close to the development has also claimed that the Muharram scene is not pivotal to the story of the film and could have easily been done away with. The complainant have also requested the CBFC to remove the altogether and have threatened to stage protests and not let the film release if their demands are not met.
Directed by Milap Milan Zaveri and produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Nikhhil Advani, Satyameva Jayate also stars Manoj Bajpayee and is scheduled to hit the screens on August 15. It will clash with Akshay Kumar’s Gold.