On Thursday, ANI reported that a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Delhi High Court. The PIL filled to change in the title upcoming movie Bharat, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The petitioner Vikas Tyagi said that the film is “distorting the culture and political image of our great country ‘bharat’.”
According to Vikash Tyagi, the title of Bharat is voilting Section 3 of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act. According to the Act, the word ‘bharat’ is misused for commercial purpose.
Further, Vikash asked to changed one the dialog in the movie . In one particular scene, the character is being compared to the country. Vikas feels that this hurts the patriotic sentiment of the country’s people.
Here’s what Vikas told ANI,
““The film is fraught with Salman’s typical flippancy and vulgarity. Being a bharatiya, I feel it’s not appropriate to name such film or any character associated with this film after our great nation.”” – Vikas Tyagi
Bharat is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and is scheduled to be released on 5 June. It is a remake of award-winning South Korean film Ode to My Father, which is one of the country’s highest-grossing films. The film also stars Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover. The film spans about 50 years and traces the history of India through Salman Khan’s character. The actor dons various avatars through the film, including that of a stuntman, miner and naval officer, and Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani play his love interests