Delhi court set to hear com­plaint against Sal­man, SRK on Fri­day

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A Delhi court will on Fri­day hear a crim­i­nal com­plaint against ac­tors Sal­man Khan and Shah Rukh Khan for hurt­ing religious sen­ti­ments by en­ter­ing a tem­ple wear­ing their shoes dur­ing a shoot for the TV show Big Boss 9.

Filed by ad­vo­cate Gau­rav Gu­lati, the com­plaint asks the court to di­rect city po­lice to file an FIR against the two ac­tors, the show’s pro­ducer, and a tele­vi­sion chan­nel that aired it. Gu­lati’s com­plaint says the ac­cused are guilty of de­lib­er­ately act­ing in a way that would out­rage religious sen­ti­ments. The com­plaint main­tains that the in­ci­dent seemed to be a “well-planned ma­li­cious act to out­rage Hindu feel­ings,” how­ever adds that any kind of mis­deed com­mit­ted by them af­fected the masses. The case is fixed for hear­ing on Jan­uary 22.

Seek­ing pros­e­cu­tion of the two ac­tors, chan­nel and the show’s di­rec­tor and pro­ducer, the com­plainant claimed he felt in­sulted about his religious be­lief.

Hin­dus­tan Times tried con­tact­ing both the ac­tors. How­ever, in spite of re­peated calls and text mes­sages, both re­mained un­avail­able for a com­ment.

Sal­man Khan and Shah Rukh Khan:

Le­gal trou­ble

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