MUMBAI: SOTY director Karan Johar has landed in legal trouble over one of the songs from his latest film.
The song ‘Radha’, has stirred up a legal controversy regarding the use of an “objectionable” term against a Hindu deity.
The Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, Santosh Prasad Shukla issued an order to register a case against filmmaker Karan Johar, singer Shreya Ghoshal, producer Gauri Khan, music directors Vishal Shekhar, singer Udit Narayan, lyricist Anvita Dutta and Sony Music Company among others, for using objectionable words against a Hindu deity.
On behalf of the petitioners, Counsel Vikram Dubey argued that the film featured a song that uses ‘sexy’ to describe Radha.
He said that this has caused hurt to religious sentiments of the Hindu community. The petitioners have appealed to the court that the word should be dropped from the song and appropriate action taken against the respondents.
It remains to be seen how the situation plays out in the court of law.
SOTY is directed by Karan Johar, produced by Dharma Productions and stars Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Siddharth Malhotra and Rishi Kapoor.