Supreme Court:There is nothing wrong in Aamir Khan’s PK poster

Refusing to stop the release of Aamir Khan’s new film PK, the Supreme Court on Thursday found nothing offending in its poster featuring the Bollywood star nude except for a music system covering his private parts. “It is entertainment and fiction.

Let art remain art. We do not understand how public order is disturbed by it. If you don’t like it, don’t watch. Please show some tolerance. We cannot take away the public’s right to watch a movie,” said Chief Justice RM Lodha, who headed a three-judge bench that heard a Public Interest Litigation against the film.

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The petitioner, All India Human Rights and Social Justice Front, sought a ban on the movie, saying it promoted nudity and vulgarity. Apart from Khan, the NGO named the film’s director Rajkumar Hirani, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the central government and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as parties in the case.

When the film’s poster created a controversy, Khan issued a clarification that it was not made with an intention to garner cheap publicity. A case was earlier filed against Khan in a court in Lucknow on August 2.

Chief Justice Lodha asked the NGO’s lawyer Manoj Dixit: “How is your legal and constitutional right affected by the poster? You must know that the authority which decides on these issues, the censor board, has already cleared the movie. They are the experts who decide what is to be shown and what not. We will not interfere. Even otherwise you know everything is available on the internet. Can you stop it? Today’s youngsters are smart.  There is a lot of difference between the time I was young and today. You must appreciate this,” Lodha told the lawyer.

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