Despite not doing a good business at the box office, the sex comedy ‘Mastizaade’ is in the news again due to a string of FIRs filed against its director and lead actors. Gaurav Gulati, an advocate from Delhi has registered a complaint against them in Delhi. The reason for filing the complaint was due to a scene in the movie in which Sunny Leone and Vir Das are seen promoting condom inside a temple in a vulgar manner.
This is not the only complaint registered against those associated with the movie. In fact, there are two other complaints filed separately by an army personnel named Sanmukh Roa, and his wife Vasudha Soni. Roa has raised an objection because of a few scenes that insult the dignity of women and mothers of army personnel. His wife has registered a complaint with the National Commission for Women, as some parts in the movie disrespect Army women in general.
The charges filed by Gulati are not trivial. He has accused Sunny Leone, Vir Das, Tusshar Kapoor, and Milap Zaveri of hurting religious sentiments of Hindus, criminal conspiracy, insulting religious beliefs, polarizing and fostering enmity between groups.
For all these charges, the judicial system can award five-year imprisonment to the guilty. Do you think it is possible in India?