Jodhpur court sends notice to Bobby Deol and Prakash Jha for controversial portrayal of Hindu saints in Aashram series


Bobby Deol's Aashram web series has landed in trouble once again. According to reports, the district and sessions court in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, has sent a legal notice to the actor and director Prakash Jha for hurting the sentiments of Hindus with the controversial portrayal of saints in the series released recently on MX Player. 

The petition was filed by a local resident named Khush Khandelwal who claimed Bobby's character Baba Nirala of Kashipur has belittled the image of Hindu saints. "The portrayal of Deol as a Hindu saint has hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus, who respect and worship saints. His portrayal as a rapist, corrupt and drug dealer has diminished the place saints hold for Hindus," Khush mentioned in his petition. 


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According to a leading daily's report, Khush had earlier complained to the police and was to register an FIR against Bobby and Prakash. However, the police refused to lodge a case and then he moved the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate with the same plea. ACJMM dismissed his plea. Khush then approached the district and sessions court in Jodhpur. Reportedly, Jodhpur District and Session Judge Ravindra Joshi listed the matter for hearing on January 11, 2021. 

Earlier, Pradesh Sangathan Mahamantri of Karni Sena, Surjeet Singh, had sent a legal notice to Prakash for 'lots of objectionable scenes degrading the image of Aashram in Hindu customs' and 'attempt to degrading Hindu religion'.

(Source: The Indian Express)