It all happened at a hotel where the MLAs were locked up to prevent crossed voting in the Rajya Sabha elections. The pirated DVD of Prakash Jha's Raajneeti was screened for the politicians. Following a complaint by one named Yogendra Singh for violating copyright and other acts, the Chief Judicial Magistrate Seema Juneja, on Thursday (June 17) directed the police to file an FIR against the people who watched the film.
The petitioner in his complaint levelled charges against the hotel owner besides the MLAs under Indian Copy Right Act 1957, Information Technology Act and Rajasthan Video Film Exhibition Act, 1991. He alleged that the politicians watched the film without taking the permission of the filmmakers.
Raajneeti, featuring Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Ajay Devgn and Nana Patekar was released on June 4 and has been doing strong at the box office.
The Congressmen were recently blasted for watching Raajneeti even before it was sent to censor board. Now, it's the turn of its arch rivals BJP MLAs to feel the heat. A local court has asked the police to file an FIR against the Rajasthan unit of the party who watched the pirated version of Raajneeti.