A Public Interest Litigation filed against the poster was dismissed by the Supreme Court
A civil suit here has sought a ban on the poster and release of Bollywood’s upcoming film PK in which lead actor Aamir Khan appears in a nude pose.
It is likely to come up for hearing in a civil court on Tuesday, according to social activist Hemant Patil who has filed the suit.
The suit prayed for a permanent injunction from the court from releasing the film all over India with a ban on publicity and advertisement of the nude picture of Aamir Khan until such time the objectionable scenes are removed.
The defendants are Censor Board office bearers, actor Aamir Khan, film’s producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and director Rajkumar Hirani.
According to the suit, the nude poster which has been circulated all over is vulgar and obscene and has the tendency to corrupt the minds of the people. This poster is being shown in newspapers and television and also on internet since last one month, the plaintiff claimed.
The plaintiff said that Aamir is a good actor and a host of popular TV show Satyamev Jayate. He has a good and clean image in the eyes of public. However, by appearing nude in this poster for the sake of publicity, the actor had done a “shameful” act and hence he should withdraw such obscene images immediately.
The Supreme court had last week dismissed a Public Interest Litigation which sought a ban on the exhibition of posters in which a naked Aamir stands on rail tracks for promoting the film PK.
The apex court was of the view, “If you don’t like then don’t watch the film but don’t bring religious facets in it,” adding that, “these are matters of art and entertainment and let them remain so.”