Case Filed Against Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra’s ‘Thank God’ For Hurting Religious Sentiments


New Delhi: Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra, and Rakul Preet Singh’s upcoming film ‘Thank God’ has landed into trouble just a few days after the trailer of the film was released. 
 
According to IANS, a case has been filed against the film’s director Indra Kumar, actors Ajay Devgn and Sidhartha Malhotra, in a Jaunpur court by lawyer Himanshu Srivastava. The petitioner’s statement will be recorded on November 18. 
 
As per the IANS report, the petitioner feels that the film’s trailer mocks religion and has hurt religious sentiments. 
 
In his petition, Srivastava said that Ajay Devgn, wearing a suit, is seen playing Chitragupta and in one of the scenes he is seen cracking jokes and using objectionable language. 
 
“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,” the petition said. 

In the film, Ajay Devgn is portraying the character of the Hindu deity Chitragupta while Sidharth is playing a common man whose actions will be assessed by Ajay’s character in the film.  

Chitragupta is the god assigned with the task of keeping complete records of the actions of human beings and rewarding them according to their karma. Upon one’s death, Chitragupta decides whether they go to heaven or hell.  

Recently in an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Rakul talked about the film and said, “It’s comedy and (has) a lot of emotion. I just happened to see the film about two weeks back and I walked out with the feeling that we really wanted the audience to go through (it). It touches your heart, and it’s like a Munnabhai-(MBBS)-meets-Oh-My-God space; not that it’s got anything to do with that but that’s the space. I think it’s entertaining and I think people will hopefully go to the theaters to watch it”.  

The film has been directed by Indra Kumar, who has earlier directed films like ‘Masti’, the Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit Nene-starrer ‘Dil’, ‘Ishq’ and ‘Raja’.  

The film is set to hit the screens on October 25. 

(With inputs from IANS)