Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to grant interim stay on the release of the Bollywood movie Ya Rab, and fixed February 13 as the next date of hearing.
A PIL was filed on behalf of Jamiat Ulema-e-Maharashtra seeking to restrain the release of the film on Friday (Feb 7 ).
Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha in the order said, we reject the prayer made for ad-interim stay against release of the film 'Ya Rab'.
In its plea, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Maharashtra has taken strong objection to the depiction of madrassas as schools of terror, and aalims (teachers) allegedly brainwashing their students to prepare them for jihadi activities.
The film stars Ajaz Khan, Mazar Sehabi and Akhilendra Mishra, and is directed by Hasnain Hyderabadwala. The film has been released through Mahesh Bhatt's company Vishesh Films.
The film's producer says, it's a nice film and will not hurt anybody's sentiments or any community.
"The censor board is a responsible body and has seen the film and given a couple of cuts", he added.