Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra, the lead actors of ‘Thank God’, have been named alongside director Indra Kumar in a case filed against the producers of the upcoming film. The case has been listed for hearing at a Jaunpur court on November 18. ‘Thank God’ is slated for a theatrical release on October 25. The first trailer of ‘Thank God’ was released last week and it showed Devgn playing Chitragupta who wears a blazer, pants and a shirt. In the trailer, Sidharth Malhotra dies in an accident and later meets Chitragupta, who shows him the account of his deeds in his lifetime. Chitragupta is a Hindu deity assigned the task of keeping records of a person's good and evil acts on Earth.
A media report said the petition has been filed by advocate Himanshu Srivastava in Jaunpur and his petition says, “Chitragupta is regarded as the Lord of Karma and keeps a record of a man’s good and bad deeds. Such depiction of Gods can create an unpleasant situation since it hurts religious sentiments.” According to another report, the petition claims that the film hurts the religious sentiments of the Kayastha community. The petitioner will be required to record his statement on November 18 when his petition comes up for hearing.
The petition accused Ajay of using "poor jokes" and objectionable words" in the film. Ravi Prakash Pal, Anand Srivastava, Maan Singh, Brijesh Nishad and Vinod Srivastava have also been named as complainants in the petition. The petition also alleged that the movie is an attempt to “spread hatred and humiliation”.