The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL filed against Aamir Khan film “PK”, saying “the film was not offensive” and agreed with the defence contention that it was resolved by the Supreme court already.
A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw refused to entertain the plea which sought ban on the film for alleged derogatory references and remarks against Hindu beliefs, especially on roadside temples and babas.
“What was wrong in the movie? We don’t find anything offensive in it. We don’t find any substance in the plea,” said judges in their remarks before dismissing the PIL.
A detailed order by the court will be issued later on the PIL, filed by Gautam, who argued that the film made mockery of Hindu god and Lord Shiva was shown in bad light. “The Hindu way of worship has also been criticised in a most unwarranted manner,” he alleged.
Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, representing the government, opposed the plea, saying similar matter came before the Supreme Court which had rejected it.
Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer “PK” has already minted more than Rs.300 crore but many right-wing organisations say the movie disrespects Hindu religion.
In one sequence, the lead character puts a stone in front of an exam centre and within minutes people throng to it in reverence that many of the Hindu activists have taken objection to besides the portrayal of a typical baba in the film.