Advocate Ajaykumar Waghmare has moved the Aurangabad bench of the High Court against Salman Khan’s production ‘Loveratri’, claiming that it distorts the famous Hindu festival of ‘Navratri’ and is derogatory to all women. The advocate further states that the film being released in and around the period of Navratri is sacrilegious in its intention.
The petitioner Waghmare states that “the title of the movie has intentionally affected the standing of Hindus and Hinduism adversely whereas the respondents (makers of the film) have used this name only for their pecuniary interest…by its title, the respondents seek to portray Navratri as only a festival full of lewdness and amorousness.”
The petitioner further stated that “Navratri is a nine-day long festival celebrated by Hindus across India and these nine-days are considered of great religious significance and whatever is being shown in trailers of the film is nothing but an attempt to defame and malign the reputation and image of Hindu religion and all womanhood.”
The petitioner prayed that the makers drop the word ‘Loveratri’ as the title of the film and that the makers of the film be directed to issue an unconditional apology to all Hindus and all women.
The petitioner had earlier also moved the High Court against Jolly LLB-2 contending that the film defames the legal profession and shows lawyers and judges in a bad light.
The film Loveratri is set to hit theatres on October 5, 2018 and stars Salman Khan’s brother in law Ayush Sharma.