The crew of the movie Aazaan, which is slated to release on October 14, is now facing the wrath of the Samajwadi Party for hurting the sentiments of Muslims. The party is seeking an FIR against director Prashant Chadha, producer MR Shahjahan, hero Sachiin Joshi and heroine Candice Boucher under the IPC section 295A.
Farooq Ghoshi, the city vice president of the Samajwadi Party, has written a complaint to Nirmal Nagar police station. In his complaint he stated, "An FIR should be registered against the director, producer and lead actors under the IPC section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs)."
"Aazaan is Islamic invitation to prayers. It is a sacred word, which should not have been used for film's title that has been categorised as 'A' grade cinema by Censor Board and the film's story talks of terrorism. This is hurting the sentiments of Muslim community," the PTI quotes Ghoshi as saying.
However, PS Bagade, the senior police inspector in Nirmal Nagar police station, has accepted Farooq Ghoshi's complaint and waiting for legal opinion to take necessary action against Aazaan bosses. Bagade told PTI, "We have taken note of the complaint and are seeking a legal opinion to ascertain whether an FIR could be registered against them or not."