Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and the producer of
her upcoming film Dirty Politics have been served
with a notice by the High Court in regard to a controversy that the
film poster recently fumed.
The first look poster of Dirty Politics was released
some time back in which Mallika Sherawat was seen draped in just
the three colours of the national flag.
A PIL was filed by an activist against the makers of the film
and accordingly, the High Court issued notice to Mallika Sherawat,
producer of the film KC Bokadia and the Centre.
The PIL alleged that the actress and the producer intentionally
insulted the national flag by showing Mallika draped in the three
It has been learnt that the HC asked the actress, producer and
Secretary of the Union Home Ministry to file their counter
affidavits within three weeks.
Meanwhile, the petitioner says, "The film poster shows Mallika
sitting atop a car fitted with a beacon and wrapped in tri-colour
below her waist. I feel offended by it and filed the petition
seeking action against the actress."