Alleging that ‘Mohall Assi’ director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi’s movie had hurt the religious sentiments of people, an FIR has been filed against the makers and actors at Barnal sadar police station. Sunny Deol and Sakshi Tanwar played lead roles in the film.
Reportedly, Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court issued a notice to the censor board regarding the promos of the film, after three days the complaint was lodged at Barnal sadar police station by one Punjab Kanwar Sangh.
Tarlochan Bansal, a resident of Tapa town in Barnala, said, “Some derogatory dialogues about the Hindu religion and lord Shiva have been used in the film. An actor impersonating Shiva has been shown clicking pictures with others by charging Rs 100, which has hurt our sentiments.”
TOI quoted Barnala senior superintendent of police Opinderjit Singh Ghumman, who has confirmed that a case has been registered against director, producer and actors of ‘Mohalla Assi’ for hurting religious sentiments of Hindus.
Besides Sunny Deol, Chandra Prakash Dwivedi-director, Producer Vinay Tiwari and writer Kashi Nath Singh, FIR has been registered in the name of other star cast including actors Ravi Kishan, Saurav Shukla, Mukesh Tiwari, Sakshi Tanwar and Rajendra Gupta
The case has been registered under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the IPC.
‘Mohalla Assi,’ is a Bollywood satirical movie in which Sunny Deol plays a character of Sanskrit teacher and an orthodox religious priest (Pandit) and Sakshi Tanwar plays his wife’s role.