Jodhpur, Dec 14: A Jodhpur court docket on Monday sought stands of filmmaker Prakash Jha and actor Bobby Deol on a plea taking offence to the controversial portrayal of Hindu saints of their not too long ago launched over-the-platform internet sequence Aashram.
Within the MX Participant’s internet sequence, Bobby Deol has performed the central position akin to some self-styled godmen convicted and serving jail phrases for numerous penal offences in numerous elements of the nation, together with Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Issuing notices to Jha and Deol, Jodhpur District and Session Decide Ravindra Joshi listed the matter for listening to on January 11.
The petition towards the net sequence Aashram, resembling the title of a convicted godman, was filed towards native resident Khush Khandelwal.
“The portrayal of Deol as a Hindu saint has harm the non secular sentiments of Hindus, who respect and worship saints. His portrayal as a rapist, corrupt and drug supplier has diminished the place saints maintain for Hindus,” Khandelwal contended in his petition.
Khandelwal had earlier complained to the police, looking for registration of an FIR towards the duo, however with the police refusing to lodge any case over his grievance, he had moved the court docket of the extra chief judicial Justice of the Peace with the identical plea. With the ACJMM too dismissing his plea, Khandelwal approached the Jodhpur district and session choose difficult the ACJJM’s resolution.
The second season of the net sequence Aashram Chapter 2 — The Darkish Facet had been launched on November 11, however the sequence has attracted condemnation for the controversial portrayal of Hindu saints in it.
A social media marketing campaign had additionally been launched terming it to be a malicious portrayal of Hindu non secular tradition and ‘ashrams’. Karni Sena had additionally despatched a authorized discover to the producers of the movie.