No Coercive Action Against Salman Khan: Supreme Court On Loveyatri Row

Loveyatri released last year and stars Salman's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain.

No Coercive Action Against Salman Khan: Supreme Court On Loveyatri Row

Salman Khan photographed in Mumbai

Highlights

  • An FIR has been registered against the film in Bihar
  • The film has been accused of hurting religious sentiments
  • The film was cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification
New Delhi:

The Supreme Court Friday said no coercive action will be taken against actor Salman Khan on a complaint filed against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiment by producing the Loveyatri movie.

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar granted the relief to Salman Khan. The top court had earlier noted that the movie, released on October 5 last year, was cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and despite this an FIR has been registered in Bihar and a criminal complaint is pending in Vadodara in Gujarat.

The lawyer, appearing for the 53-year-old actor, had earlier said that once the certificate has been granted by the CBFC, the producer is entitled to show the film in theatres, and no criminal law should be set in motion because of such individual perception relating to the name or any song in the movie.

Several private criminal complaints were filed in 2018 against the movie alleging that its name has hurt the religious sentiment of Hindus.

The film which was earlier named as Loveratri, but was changed to Loveyatri by the producers keeping in mind that earlier name sounded like "navratri."

The movie stars Salman's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain.

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