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HC Serves Legal Notice To Makers Of Haider

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    The movie Haider starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor was released recently and received wide spread appreciation.

    However, the film Haider also witnessed some controversy and criticisms for supposedly hurting Hindu sentiments and showing Indian Army in a bad light.

    A PIL was filed against Vishal Bhardwaj's film Haider demanding ban on screening of the movie on grounds that the film is against national interest.

    Shahid Kapoor

    In response to the PIL filed, the Allahabad High Court has now issued a notice to the makers of Shahid Kapoor starrer Haider, along with a copy to the Central Board of Film Certification to provide their reply within four weeks.

    Hindu Front for Justice, a group of local lawyers filed a PIL against the film alleging that the movie hurts Hindu sentiments as in the song 'Bismil', Shahid Kapoor and others were seen dancing with footwear at the Martand Sun Temple.

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    In addition, the PIL also claimed that the film portrayed the Indian Army in a bad light as the movie allegedly suggests that the Indian Army carried out attrocities on the Kashmiris.

    The group not only demanded a ban on screening of the film but also urged the Court to initiate criminal proceedings against the director of Haider, script writers and actors for alleged act of sedition.

    Now, the Court has asked the makers of Haider which happens to be Shahid Kapoor's best ever film, to come up with a reply within four weeks.

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