PK and its controversies

According to a PTI report, a case has been registered against the director, producer and actor of PK at the Bajaj Nagar police station, said the police. A case under section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language) of the IPC was lodged against director, producer and actor of the film, SHO Bajaj Nagar Chiranji Lal said, the report states. The three were not named in the FIR filed by Basant Gehlot, adds the report. The Aamir Khan-starrer film has invited sharp reactions and protest from right-wing Hindu outfits who have demanded a ban on the screening of the film, alleging that it hurts the religious sentiments, concludes the report.

Aamir Khan’s Christmas release may have opened to impressive numbers, but PK is being embroiled in more controversies than one. We take a brief look…

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According to a report on Zeenews.india.com, after questioning the financing of PK, Subramanian Swamy has apparently said that “a complaint will go soon to initiate action under PMLA on Aamir Khan & co for laundering terrorist finance.” Swamy had tweeted on Monday (December 29, 2014), “Who financed the ‘PK‘ film? According to my sources it is traceable to Dubai and ISI. DRI must investigate.” [sic] Though Aamir Khan’s film is impressing with its box office collections, it is making headlines over its content too, inviting protests from religious groups against the screening of the film.

Bhubaneswar: The Bajrang Dal Tuesday protested at various cinema halls in this Odisha capital and demanded a ban on Aamir Khan’s movie ‘PK’, saying it was against religious sentiments of Hindus.
Activists vandalised a cinema hall for screening the movie that shows godmen misusing religion for personal gain. They also burnt posters and banners of the film.
“The film has dishonoured the Hindu religion and ridiculed gods and goddesses. The film was financed from Dubai and Pakistan. It’s a conspiracy to undermine the Hindu religion. It should be banned immediately,” Bhupesh Nayak, Bhubaneswar district coordinator of the Bajrang Dal, told reporters.

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