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5 Jul

John Abraham’s film in legal trouble for hurting Shia sentiments

Bollywood actor John Abraham’s upcoming film Satyameva Jayate has landed itself in legal trouble. A complaint was recently filed in Hyderabad against the actor’s upcoming film for showing a sequence that allegedly hurt the sentiments of the Shia community.

According to the Indian press, General secretary of the BJP Minority Front, Syed Ali Jafri, alleged that one of the sequences in the film’s trailer portrays the religious procession of Muharram in a bad light. “There is one shot in the trailer which shows a procession of Muharram and it depicts a scene of Matam. The actor is later shown killing someone post Matam. This has hurt our sentiments,” Jafri was quoted as saying.

Jafri has requested the local branch of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to transfer the complaint to their head office in Mumbai. He wants the scene removed from the film and has reportedly threatened to stage protests and not allow the film to release on August 15 if their demands are not met. The film also stars Manoj Bajpayee and is directed by Milap Milan Zaveri.

 

Here’s the trailer:

 

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