Kaminey in trouble over ‘Apna Haath Jagannath’


MUMBAI: The recently released Kaminey is in trouble. Puri Shankaracharya Nishchalanand Saraswati of Puri has demanded a ban on the film for denigrating Lord Jagannath.

The protests against the movie started soon after its release on Friday and has spread to other parts of the state with people burning posters and staging demonstrations at various places

The seer strongly objected to a scene in the movie where the phrase – ‘Apna Haath Jagannath’ – is written above a poster showing a scantily clad woman on the wall of a public toilet. He said that the scene has shown Lord Jagannath in poor light and that the people all over the country should protest it.

The police had filed a case against UTV, the producer of the film, under Section 295A (hurting religious sentiments) of the Indian Penal Code following complaint filed by a religious outfit and the administration of the Lord Jagannath temple at Puri has also decided to write to the producer of the film to remove the objectionable scene.

The film has been directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and stars Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles. While filing this story Bhardwaj was unavailable for comment as he is in Mussorie at the moment working on his next script. However a source revealed that UTV is sorting out the matter and that the lawyers are working on it.

Security has been stepped up at theatres across the state where the movie is being screened.