‘Boss’ Release Uncertain? Lawyer Files PIL Against “Vulgar” Song



MUMBAI: After a host of Bollywood stars, it now seems to be the turn of Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, whose film ‘Boss’ now has a Public Interest litigation (PIL) against it.

The bone of contention seems to be over a song in ‘Boss’, sung by controversial rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, over alleged “vulgar” lyrics.

‘Boss’, which hits theatres on 16 October, 2013 has been sued by lawyer Sanjay Bhatnagar, through counsel R.D. Rana, who expressed his dissatisfaction over a certain vulgar word in said song. Bhatnagar has sought that the release of the film be suspended until the words from the song, or the song itself, is completely removed from the film.

A division bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Manmohan has requested the film’s makers to inform the court whether or not the objectionable words were deleted from the song. The next hearing in the matter is on 11 October, 2013, a mere five days before the film’s release.

The central government’s standing counsel Jatan Singh had informed the court that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has yet to issue the release certificate to the film.