NCW has reportedly received a complaint against the film naming actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and director Rajkumar Hirani
The Hush Post: Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma starrer biopic of Sanjay Dutt ‘Sanju’ has landed in trouble just two days before its release. The National Commission of Women has received a complaint against the film naming actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and director Rajkumar Hirani. The complaint has been filed over a dialogue where Ranbir Kapoor says that he (Sanjay Dutt) has slept with over 300 women including prostitutes. The film is set to hit theatres on June 29 and also stars Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal and Sonam Kapoor in important roles.
“We have received such a complaint and we are forwarding it to the Electronic Media Monitoring Centre to take necessary action,” said NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma, it was reported.
The EMMC under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has been tasked to monitor the content of television channels and report on violations of the programme and advertising code.
The complaint filed by advocate and social activist Gaurav Gulati has referred to two dialogues where Kapoor allegedly “demeans the status of sex workers in the society.”
In the film, Ranbir Kapoor plays Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt. Anushka Sharma is a playing a journalist who is tracing Sanjay Dutt’s life. At one point, she asks Sanjay about his sex life and how many women he has been with in the past. To which he says, “308 without counting the prostitutes.”
Earlier a complaint was filed against the film with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Filed by activist Prithvi Mhaske, the complaint has raised an objection to the “toilet leakage scene in the barrack of jail picturised in the movie”.
The complaint addressed to Prasoon Joshi, Chairman (CBFC) and the makers of the film and Ranbir Kapoor had stated that the government takes good care of all the barracks and an incident like this was never heard of.
“In the trailer of the movie we have seen a scene that Sanjay Dutt was in such a barrack of a jail in which the toilet overflowed. According to the information available, the government and jail authorities are taking good care of all the barracks. We never heard any such incidents anywhere. Earlier as well many movies were released based on the gangsters wherein the jails were covered, but never had seen such incidents. This particular scene will make a bad impression about the jails and jails authorities of the Indians,” it read.