Adding to the nepotism debate which kicked off following the tragic demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a complaint has been filed before a court on Thursday against filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, besides actor Alia Bhatt, accused of “hurting Hindu sentiments” through a poster of their upcoming venture Sadak 2.
The complaint was filed by Acharya Chandra Kishore Parashar, a resident of Sikandarpur locality of the town, through his advocate Sonu Kumar. Chief Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar fixed July 8 as the next date of hearing in the case, under IPC sections 295A (deliberately outraging religious feelings) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
On the basis of use of an image of Kailash Mansarovar in the poster of Sadak 2, which is said to be a sequel of 1991 blockbuster Sadak, the charge has been made. Bankrolled by Mukesh Bhatt, the movie also marks the comeback of elder brother Mahesh Bhatt as director more than two decades after. Sadak 2 also marks the comeback of Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt together, both of whom had played the lead roles in Sadak.
The poster of the film started going viral during a press conference on Tuesday. Alia had read out a note which stated Mahesh’s reason about featuring Mount Kailash on the poster. “Mount Kailash, the ageless mountain, has the footprints of gods and sages. It is the abode of god of all gods, Lord Shiva. So do we really need anything else? Or actors in that sacred space? Since the beginning of time, humanity found its shelter in Kailash. This is a place where all search ends. Sadak two is a road to love. This sequel to Sadak will take you on the mother of all love pilgrimages,” she said.