Sunny Leone and the entire cast of "Mastizaade", along with the censor board and Manforce Condoms, have landed in legal trouble with an FIR being filed against them at Adarshnagar police station in Delhi. Sunny is the brand ambassador of Manforce Condoms.
Advocate Gaurav Gulati has filed the complaint, alleging that the movie "Mastizaade" shows actors promoting condoms inside a temple in a vulgar manner. The advocate informed International Business Times India that he has filed an FIR not only against the team of "Mastizaade", but also the censor board, headed by Pahlaj Nihalani, for approving such a scene in the film.
"There is a scene in the film in which Sunny Leone promotes Manforce Condoms inside a temple. She is the ambassador of the condom brand. This is an insult to Hinduism. How can the censor board approve such a scene?" Gaurav told IBTimes India.
The advocate said he has filed the FIR under Sections 295A (intent to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 298 (uttering words, etc. with deliberate intent to hurt the religious feelings of any person), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 293 (sale of obscene objects to young person), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
Gulati that the maximum sentence that can be levied under these charges, if a person is found guilty, would be three to five years of imprisonment.
Directed by Milap Zaveri, "Matsizaade" is an adult comedy starring Sunny Leone in a double role, along with Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das in the lead. Riteish Deshmukh has a special appearance in the film.
Earlier, the advocate had filed a case against Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Colors TV when a promo video of "Bigg Boss 9" showed the two stars wearing shoes inside a temple. Salman and Shah Rukh were imitating their titular characters from "Karan Arjun".
When asked if there was any development in the case against Salman and Shah Rukh, Gaurav said the court has asked the police to submit an Action Taken Report (ATR) in the case by Feb. 12.
"Of course some action has to be taken against such stars who insult people's religious sentiments without a second thought," said Gulati when asked if he thought there would be any action against the actors.