Legal trouble for Ranveer's 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar'

Wednesday 11th May 2022 08:23 EDT

Ranveer Singh-starrer ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ faces legal troubles ahead of its theatrical release on May 13. According to a new report, NGO Youth Against Crime has moved the Delhi High Court seeking the removal of a scene from the film. The plea stated that “though the film is based on female foeticide theme and strives to promote the cause of Save Girl Child, its trailer advertises the use of ultrasound technique for sex selection, which is squarely restricted under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994.”

The report also said that the plea was mentioned before a bench comprising acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Navin Chawla. The plea urged the court to direct the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to censor to delete the scene involving the ultrasound clinic centre from the movie.

The report quoted from the plea, “Section 3A prohibits sex-selection, Section 3B prohibits the sale of ultrasound machines, etc., to persons, laboratories, clinics, etc. not registered under the Act. Section 22 specifically prohibits advertisements relating to pre-natal determination of sex and punishment for contravention. Thus, it is prayed that the respondent, Central Board of Film Certification may be directed to censor or delete the ultrasound clinic scene from the film.”

Ranveer plays the lead role in the film opposite Shalini Pathak. The movie also stars Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak Shah in important roles. Directed by Divyang Thakkar and produced by Aditya Chopra and Maneesh Sharma under Yash Raj Films, ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ will see Ranveer in the titular role of the son of a traditional Gujarati sarpanch.

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