Prakash Jha, Bobby Deol issued notices for controversial depiction of Hindu saints in Aashram

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By: PTI | Jodhpur |

December 15, 2020 9:23:49 am





Issuing notices to Prakash Jha and Bobby Deol, Jodhpur District and Session Judge Ravindra Joshi listed the matter for listening to on January 11.

A Jodhpur court docket on Monday sought stands of filmmaker Prakash Jha and actor Bobby Deol on a plea taking offence to the controversial portrayal of Hindu saints in their lately launched internet sequence Aashram.

In the MX Player internet sequence, Deol has performed the central function akin to some self-styled godmen convicted and serving jail phrases for numerous penal offences in totally different elements of the nation, together with Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

Issuing notices to Prakash Jha and Bobby Deol, Jodhpur District and Session Judge Ravindra Joshi listed the matter for listening to on January 11.

The petition in opposition to the net sequence Aashram, resembling the title of a convicted godman, was filed by native resident Khush Khandelwal.

“The portrayal of Deol as a Hindu saint has hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus, who respect and worship saints. His portrayal as a rapist, corrupt and drug dealer has diminished the place saints hold for Hindus,” Khandelwal contended in his petition.

Khandelwal had earlier complained to the police, looking for registration of an FIR in opposition to the duo, however with the police refusing to lodge any case over his grievance, he had moved the court docket of the extra chief judicial Justice of the Peace with the identical plea.

With the ACJMM too dismissing his plea, Khandelwal approached the Jodhpur district and session decide difficult the ACJJM’s determination.

The second season of Aashram, Aashram Chapter 2 — The Dark Side had launched on November 11. It  attracted condemnation for the controversial portrayal of Hindu saints in it.

A social media marketing campaign had additionally been launched, terming the sequence a malicious portrayal of Hindu non secular tradition and ‘ashrams’.

Karni Sena had additionally despatched a authorized discover to the producers of Aashram.

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