Director Rohit Shetty was a happy man this Diwali, as his festive release Golmaal 3 did well at the box office. However, the happy days seems to be over, as the producers of the film have been served with a legal notice by the Indian Stammering Association (TISA) for allegedly making fun of people who stammer.
The trailers of the movie also showed the character of Shreyas Talpade stammering while his friends making fun of him. But, there was no objection from any organization at that point of time. Now, as the movie has succeeded at the Box office, TISA has sent a legal notice.
The association wants the makers of the film to delete the scenes where Talpade"s character has been shown stammering, alleging that the film has made fun of stammering people. It will be tough for the producers to fulfill the demand because the film has already successfully completed more than a week in the theaters.
According to a source, the producers will have to respond to the notice before December 14 as ordered by the Uttarakhand court. The news was confirmed by Shri Astavinayaka Cinevision spokesperson, who added that their legal department is studying the matter. However, they said that their intention was never to hurt anyone with physical disability of any kind.
Shreyas Talpade, whose character stammers in the film, has not taken the issue easily. He gave a very stern reaction on this legal notice. The actor said that it was just a character and was not pointed to anyone in particular. He raised a very crucial question by asking the association why they consider the disabled person different from others when the film is not doing it. He also mentioned the constraints coming on the way of making a film. Shreyas said that if such issues keep arising, then someday the filmmakers will just be left with one option and that is to make silent films.
Well, we agree with Shreyas because a new trend has started these days where people start creating problems or raising problems whenever a film becomes successful. This has become an easy way to be in the limelight!