An Indian court has issued a notice to Bollywood actor Aamir Khan for allegedly promoting homosexuality on his popular TV show Satyamev Jayate, according to Indian newswire Press Trust of India.
The court has asked Khan to file his response to the allegation by December 19.
The case, filed by advocate Mandeep Kaur in Chandigarh, alleges that Khan’s conduct on his show was in violation of the Supreme Court order on homosexuality. She has appealed that Khan’s act be treated as contempt of court, PTI reported.
The episode telecast on October 19 discussed the lifestyle and rights of the ‘Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender’ community, a matter on which the Supreme Court had already given its judgement, Kaur said.
Khan in his show asked public to vote for amendments to section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which was promotion of a criminal offence on television, Kaur alleged.
Kaur told PTI, she sent a legal notice to the actor on October 19 seeking an unconditional apology but received no response.