Legal trouble for Anupam Kher and 13 others as Bihar Court orders FIR


A court in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, has ordered lodging an FIR against actor Anupam Kher & 13 others in connection with the petition filed by Advocate Sudhir Ojha against the film “The Accidental Prime Minister” based on the tenure of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sub Divisional Judge (East), Gaurab Kamal has directed the Kanti police station in the district to lodge an FIR in this matter.

The complainant, advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, had moved the court on January 2 claiming that the movie presented Manmohan Singh and a number of other public figures in “bad light.” In his complaint, Ojha named Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, and several others including those essaying the roles of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishna Advani and Lalu Prasad as well as movie’s producer, director and other key persons associated with the project.

The petition was filed under IPC sections 295, 153, 153A , 293, 504 and 120B relating to promoting enmity between different groups, sale of obscene objects, insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal conspiracy.

This is the second petition against the film. Earlier, the Delhi High Court had disposed off a plea seeking a ban on the trailer of the film.

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