Salman Khan to be booked for upsetting Hindu sentiment with ‘Loveratri’

September 13, 2018

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Salman Khan’s production film Loveratri lands into hot water again as a Muzaffarpur Court has given orders to file an FIR against him and seven other actors on the basis of a complaint that the title and contents of the movie had hurt Hindu religious sentiment.

The film’s title, Loveratri, is a play on the word Navratri, which is a Hindu festival during which the Hindu goddess Durga is worshipped for nine days.

Asian News International (ANI) tweeted, “Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Court gives orders to file FIR against Salman Khan and seven other actors after a complaint was filed by an advocate against him and his production Loveratri alleging that the title of the film hurts Hindu sentiments.”

The complaint was filed by Advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha on September 6 and was heard by sub-divisional judicial magistrate Shailendra Kumar on September 12.

Earlier this year, the title of this film had upset Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) that found the trailer offensive. International working president of the VHP, Alok Kumar, had earlier told the news agency PTI, that, “We will not allow its exhibition in cinema halls in the country. We don’t want the sentiments of Hindus to be hurt. The film is set against the backdrop of Navratri, a Hindu festival, and the name distorts its meaning.”

Loveratri marks the debut of Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain and is scheduled to hit cinemas on October 5.