Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on June 27 will hear a crucial public interest litigation seeking ban on the screening of ‘Adipurush’ in the state.
The petition has been filed by Debdeep Mondal, a Calcutta High Court counsel.
In the petition, Mondal’s counsel, Tanmay Basu, has claimed that although the film has been inspired by the great Indian epic of Ramayana, in reality the events depicted in the legendary epic have been distorted in the movie. The petitioner has also accused the film director of mixing sexual innuendos with the theme of the movie.
The counsel has also pointed out that not just in India, similar demands for ban on the screening of the movie have also been raised in Nepal.
A similar PIL demanding ban on screening of the movie has also been filed in the Rajasthan High Court. Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha has filed an FIR at the Hazratganj Police Station at Lucknow recently.
The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban the screening of ‘Adipurush’. The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) have joined hands against the movie, demanding a ban and an apology from its makers.