An advocate on 6 September, filed a complaint in a Bihar court against Salman Khan and others alleging that the title of the film 'Loveratri' hurts Hindu sentiments. The complaint filed by Sudhir Kumar Ojha alleges that the film 'Loveratri' promotes vulgarity and denigrates Goddess Durga and since it is releasing on October 5, close to the Navaratri festival, it would hurt Hindu sentiments.
Based on watching promos and teasers of the film, Ojha has filed the complaint under IPC sections 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153B (assertions, imputations prejudicial to national integration) and 120(B) (criminal conspiracy).
Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan's Production movie "Loveratri", which will be a debut of his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain. Apart from Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain, debutant director Abhiraj Minawala, veteran actors Ram Kapoor and Ronit Roy have also been named in the case.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan, who was recently in Goa a few days back, had said "My upcoming home production "Loveratri" does not disrespect or demean any culture. Some of the right-wing organisations had objected to the film's title, which they allege distorts the name of a Hindu festival.
Salman Khan Said that some of the people, he don't know who they are, have some problem with the title of the film. It is a beautiful title. There is nothing more beautiful than love, so it is called 'Loveratri'. It is not demeaning any culture. Our prime minister is from that culture. So, when you play a character like he played as a Sardar in a film or played a Haryanvi in 'Sultan', he had done it with a lot of respect.
"We are making the film with Navaratri in the backdrop. We have made this beautiful film celebrating the music, colour, love and the fun of the festive season. We don't need any publicity like that. Once the film is released those people will know there is nothing," he added.
Salman Khan further added that the censor board is the right body to decide about it and he is sure that it will get a 'U' certificate. And if the censor board has given the certificate then he doesn't think anybody has the right to say anything about the film.