No Relief for Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in AIB Roast Case
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The Bombay High Court on Tuesday declined to grant any relief to Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor over an FIR filed against them for 'AIB Knockout' in 2015. The FIR against them will continue to remain operative.
Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor approached the High Court earlier this year after they received summons from the Pune police, directing them to visit the police station for questioning and recording their statements.
A bench of Justices R M Savant and Sarang Kotwal directed the actors' lawyer to seek the assent of the Acting Chief Justice V K Tahilramani's court for the matter to be heard along with two other related pleas.
In February, 2015, Sateesh Daundkar filed a complaint with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the Girgaon court, claiming the show was "vulgar, obscene and pornographic".
The court then ordered that an FIR be registered against all the ten people.
The other plea is a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a law teacher from Mumbai.
The PIL seeks action against the organisers and participants of the show, and also urges the High Court to direct the state authorities to issue guidelines to monitor such programmes on YouTube and similar video networks.
The bench, however, said it will consider the prayer once all the three pleas were tagged together and assigned for further hearing by the Acting CJI's court.
On December, 20, 2014, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, along with eight other celebrities, including director-producer-actor Karan Johar, actress Deepika Padukone and members of the AIB team had performed at a charity event in Worli.
A video of the event was subsequently uploaded on YouTube which went viral.