Shantaram Naik M P has demanded the arrest of producer and director of Hindi film “Kya Super Cool Hain Hum” for hurting the religious sentiments of Christian community.
While raising the issue during zero hour in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, he said that in one of the scenes in the film ,a christian priest has been shown in bad light and is shown solemnising ‘marriage’ of two dogs.
Earlier one of the dogs in the film was named as “Frakruddin” which name was deleted by the producers.
A scene shows a priest sprinkling holy water when a bitch and a dog engage in sexual act. Actor Anupam Kher in the film says Mother Marry said that his dead mother was a reincarnated as a bitch . There are many other dialogues which can hurt sentiments of christian community, Mr Naik said.
Naik said that That these scenes has hurt the religious sentiments of christian community which hails a priest in high esteem, and that , a priest is not only bestowed with serious religious duties , but is supposed to be guide and philosopher to many members of the community.
Comedy certainly is a part of all every society but, while presenting comedies in any art form , no one’s religious sentiments can be hurt. Freedom of expression does not give license to a film producer or director play with the sentiments of others , much less with religious sentiments, Mr Naik said.
The film contains a number of double-meaning filthy dialogues. he said he has no objection to them if they have been considered as permissible by the Censor Board. But, in a movie with this type of background, showing a christian priest solemnising ‘marriage’ of two dogs is all the more objectionable.
In any case, Producers,directors and others in charge of film production and distribution should be hauled up under sections 295A and 298 which are the two main provisions dealing with offences relating to religions, mentioned in the Indian Penal Code, MrNaik said.
Naik demanded that The powers of Union Government of reviewing the decision of Film Censure Board should now be restored back by way of amendment to Cinematograph Act.
However, an FIR can be lodged by the Central or any State Government under the said provisions of the Indian Penal Code and refrain the producers/ exhibiters from exhibiting the film any further.
Besides, it must be remembered that section 295A is a cognizable offence and therefore, it is the duty of police machinery to act and arrest the culprits.