Case against Sanjay Leela, censor board chief for hurting sentiments of Hindus

NEW DELHI: The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Lucknow, has sought report by 8 December from the Station Officer, Gomti Nagar, regarding social activist Nutan Thakur’s case for registration of FIR against Kishore Lulla, producer, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of Goliyon ki Raasleela: Ram Leela and Leela Samson, Censor Board Chairperson.

As per the complaint, this title was given despite specific order of the Allahabad High Court in a previous case filed by her where the Court had said that religious sensitivity needs to be addressed.

Later the Censor Board under Samson passed this film despite knowledge of orders of Allahabad High Court in Vinod Shanker Misra case where Court had regarded use of wordRaasleela as hurting the sentiments of Hindus, a fact which was proved when the High Court banned this film in UP, saying that its title hurt the Hindu sentiments.

Based on these facts, Thakur had presented an FIR before the Police and approached the Court when the police refused to register the FIR.

Source: Indian Television