In 2015 Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh along with other stars like Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha took part in a ‘roast’ with comedy collective All India Bakchod (AIB) and all hell broke loose. Most people couldn’t handle the ‘roast’ format of comedy where comedians grill celebrities with the most amusing and uncomfortable questions. Not surprisingly, cases were filed left, right and centre, against the comics and the actors.
The case was lodged in 2015 but it is going on even today. Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh had moved the Bombay High Court to be granted relief but the court has refused any relief to the actors.
An FIR lodged against the actor duo for doing the comedy show called "AIB Knockout" that claimed that the show was 'vulgar', 'obscene' and 'pornographic' in nature. The CDs of the videos were attached as proof.
According to a report on India Today website, on January 20, 2015, the video of the event was uploaded on YouTube, which went viral. Within days, a complaint was filed with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Goregaon court, claiming that the show was 'vulgar', 'obscene' and 'pornographic' in nature. The lower court ordered an FIR to be registered. Subsequently, another FIR was registered at Bund Garden police station in Pune.
In 2015, AIB's Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba, Ashish Shakya and Rohan Joshi along with actor Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Karan Johar had approached the Bombay High Court asking for the FIR to be quashed. The court had directed the police to not take any coercive action like arrest against the petitioners, according to the same report.
However, at that time Kapoor and Singh had not approached the court and it is now when they have been summoned by Pune police that they have reached the court.
Their advocate has now asked the court to at least grant a stay on the summons. However, the court asked the complainant to be handed over a copy of the petition first. "The other side came to court saying that they had not been served a copy of the petition so the court asked us to do that. The case will now be heard on April 3," said Ranveer and Arjun's advocate to India Today.