The Supreme Court of India has rejected a plea to ban the film, asking the viewers not to watch the film if they don’t like it.
The Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer has always been surrounded by controversies. The first nude poster, where PK was seen holding a transistor to cover his private parts, was accused of being vulgar.
Later, when the film hit theatres, an NGO called All India Human Rights and Social Justice Front, stated that the film contains certain sequences which are bound to hurt religious and spiritual sentiments of the people, and hence should be banned.
This incident was followed by an F.I.R being lodged against the producers of the film Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Sidharth Roy Kapur. There were reports that the F.I.R was filed because the makers have portrayed Lord Shiva in a negative way.
But the supreme court has rejected the ban saying “If you don’t like it, don’t watch the film. Don’t bring religious facets here. These are matters of entertainment. If you restrict it, it will affect others’ rights. Everything is on the internet. What will you hide?” said Chief Justice Of India RM Lodha.