Filmmaker Karan Johar has been summoned by the Mumbai Police to record his statement over the controversial All India Bakchod (AIB) Knockout event that was held in Mumbai in mid-December 2014.
The roast, which was held at Worli, Mumbai, created controversy over the content, following which an FIR was filed against Karan, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, and others. Social activist Santosh Daundkar approached a city court accusing the celebrities of having indulged in obscene behaviour and using vulgar language in public. The court then ordered Mumbai police to register an FIR and submit a report regarding the same, according to Hindustan Times.
Karan, who was the roast master or the host, was named as one of the accused in the case. The filmmaker, who is currently in London, will have to come down to Mumbai to record his statement.
"We have summoned Karan Johar, which essentially means he will have to come to the Tardeo police station to give his statement. His statement will be an important part of the charge sheet that is yet to be submitted to the court," Hindustan Times quoted an officer from the Tardeo police station as saying.
"We are in touch with his advocate, who is coordinating with us. We will take his statement in a few days," the officer said.
Not only Karan, the police said they will also summon actors Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to record their statements.
The controversial AIB roast featured Karan as the host, while Ranveer and Arjun were roasted before more than 4000 people in Mumbai. The event was held in mid-December 2014, while the edited version was released on YouTube on 28 January. The roast video garnered more than eight million views overnight, but after the controversy the AIB team decided to pull down the video.