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Court summons Mallika for obscenity

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By: Raymond Ronamai
Friday, October 12, 2007

They say sex sells. It does but you get into trouble if you cross the line. Bollywood sex siren Mallika Sherawat seems to have crossed the line this time around. Vadodara first class judicial magistrate P M Atodaria has summoned the actress to appear before the court in person on November 3, in connection with the obscene dance performance on the eve of New Year on December 31, 2006.

President of Baroda Bar Association (BBA) Narendra Tiwari had filed a criminal complaint against the actress under section 8 of Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act, 1956. He alleged that Mallika's dance performance on New Year eve at J W Marriott Hotel in Mumbai was not only obscene and ugly but also against the Indian culture. Following the complaint, the court had asked the police to investigate the matter.

The police have submitted the recorded statements of Mallika Sherawat and owner of W Mariotte Hotel along with video clippings of the show before the court. It is said that Mallika has admitted to performing at the show. The court can issue a non-bailable warrant against her if she fails to turn up before the court on the summoned date.

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