SOTY lands SRK, Gauri and Karan in a legal trouble

There have been many instances when decriers and opportunists have invested their time in only protesting about cultural and social issues which do not even affect us remotely. The Hindi Film Fraternity has always been an easy target.

The song “Radha” from the Karan Johar directed film, “Student of the Year”, has pulled its makers into trouble. This time around a local court has issued a complaint against a song from the film “Student of the Year”. The film released last month, and this song has been a chartbuster. In this song the three newcomers-Varun, Alia and Siddharth- takes the centre- stage to make the song a rage among the youth and have ensured every bit that the song remains at the top of every chart.

What has been reported lately is that an FIR by a local court has been wedged against this song. The issue was raised as according to its detractors the song portrays Radha- the Hindu Goddess- in an unfitting and incongruous manner. Also the use of the word ‘sexy’ has raised unrest among the avid followers of the religion.

The objection has been lodged in Muzaffarpur district of the state of Bihar. The complaint has been directed by a lower court at the Sardar police station against the film’s producers Karan Johar, Gauri Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.

The court has directed that a case be wedged against the makers immediately for hurting the sentiments of the Hindus.

The film stars Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Alia Bhatt, filmmaker David Dhawan’s son Varun Dhawan and model-turned-actor Siddharth Malhotra. The song has been shot featuring them, and thus the trio, along with Karan Johar who represents Dharma Productions and co-producers Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan representing Red Chillies Entertainment, have been accused as well.

Sudhir Kumar Ojha an advocate is the person who has criticised the song and lodged the complaint. According to him, the song has described and represented the goddess in an ill-chosen way.

The advocate complained few days back at the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate-S P Singh. On hearing this case, the FIR was lodged at the police station. The details of under which section the complaint has been wedged are elaborated below.

“Section 294-(Obscene acts and songs to annoyance of others), 295 (deliberate and malicious act intended to hurt religious feelings and 295A (injuring or defiling place of worship intended to insult the religion) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).”