A complaint has been filed in Bihar Court against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and others associated with the upcoming movie ‘Loveratri’, alleging that the title of the film hurts Hindu sentiments by deriding the festival of Navaratri.
The complaint filed by Sudhir Kumar Ojha will be heard by sub divisional judicial magistrate Shailendra Kumar on September 12. Ojha has alleged that the film, produced by Khan, promotes vulgarity and denigrates Goddess Durga.
However, Salman Khan has said his upcoming home production Loveratri does not disrespect or demeans any culture.
“Some people, I don’t know who they are, have some problem with title of the film. It is a beautiful title. There is nothing more beautiful than love, so it is called Loveratri. It is not demeaning any culture. Our prime minister is from that culture. So, when you play a character, like I played a sardar in a film or I played a Haryanvi in ‘Sultan’, I do it with a lot of respect. We are making the film with Navaratri in the backdrop. We have made this beautiful film celebrating the music, colour, love and the fun of festive season. We don’t need any publicity like that. Once the film is released those people will know there is nothing,” Salman said.
Speaking on the matter at the launch of Big Boss, host Salman Khan further said that he is sure the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will pass the film with a ‘U’ certificate.