A complaint has been filed by short filmmaker Ullhas PR against Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan for calling Delhi Police officials “thulla” in his 2014 blockbuster ‘PK’.
The complaint was filed in the New Ashok Nagar police station in New Delhi on Sunday afternoon.
Citing the example of police complaints filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in July, Ullhas said that if a complaint can be filed against Kejriwal for using the derogatory term then why not Aamir Khan.
“I saw the film on July 26 on TV. In the film, Aamir has called a police officer ‘thulla’ in one scene. Since last four to five days, I was thinking if a complaint can be filed against Delhi CM for using the same word then why hasn’t any police official filed a complaint against him, whose films are seen across the world,” Ullhas told IANS.
“I’m not a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). From this complaint, one thing will be cleared whether the central government wants to pressurise Delhi government or Delhi Police actually feels offended by this term,” he said.
Ullhas said he had earlier filed a complaint against Kejriwal with the home ministry after he called his government as ‘Kejriwal sarkar’ in advertisements instead of denoting it as “Delhi government”.
He gave DVDs to the police of the particular scene in which Aamir is seen relieving himself on the walls of Red Fort before using the slang “thulla”.
Ullhas said the police officials told him that they will take his complaint to higher authorities for further consideration.
Asked why he filed the complaint against Aamir only and not the makers, Ullhas said: “Aamir has used the term in the film. If police feels bad about it, then they have to take the case further. I don’t have any personal enmity against Aamir… Neither I’m a friend of Kejriwal. The law is same for all.
“I want to know why police hasn’t created an issue out of this. I want to see how fast the police will take action against Aamir,” added the Delhi-based short filmmaker, who had earlier filed a complaint against megastar Amitabh Bachchan for “not singing the National Anthem in a proper manner”.
‘PK’, which released on December 19 last year, tells the story of an alien who comes to Earth. He befriends a television journalist and questions religious dogmas and superstitions.
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film, which also starred Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput, faced controversy earlier too for taking a snipe at godmen.
PK went on to gross more than Rs 750 crore at the worldwide box office.