There is some bad news for Salman Khan and the actors of the forthcoming film Loveratri. An Indian court has ordered that an FIR be registered against Salman and seven other actors including Warina Hussain and Ayush Sharma for hurting religious sentiments.
Loveratri marks the debut of Salman's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain and is scheduled to release on October 5. But the Bajrangi Bhaijaan star's production venture has hit a roadblock as Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Court has given orders to file an FIR against the team. As per the complaint, the film’s title allegedly hurts religious sentiments, reports Hindustan Times.
Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain
News agency ANI tweeted, “Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Court gives orders to file FIR against Salman Khan and 7 other actors after a complaint was filed by an advocate against him and his production Loveratri alleging that the title of the film hurts Hindu sentiments.” Loveratri is a play on the word Navratri which is celebrated by Hindus for nine days. Goddess Durga is worshipped during this time of the year.
Hindustan Times also reports that earlier this year, the title of this film had upset VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) as they too found it offensive. International working president of the VHP, Alok Kumar earlier told PTI, “We will not allow its exhibition in cinema halls in the country. We don’t want the sentiments of Hindus to be hurt. The film is set against the backdrop of Navratri, a Hindu festival, and the name distorts its meaning.”
We wonder how the makers will get out of this controversy now.