A Delhi Court on Monday dismissed a criminal complaint filed against Bollywood megastars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by entering the sets of a temple wearing shoes while shooting for reality show ‘Bigg Boss 9’.
The Tis Hazari court, according to ANI, however, allowed the complainant to produce pre-summoning evidence on 14 October.
In an Action Taken Report (ATR), the police had earlier said that Shah Rukh and Salman were shooting at a makeshift temple, which was part of the sets in a studio for the reality show and had no intention to hurt religious sentiments.
The report was filed following court’s order on the complaint lodged by advocate Gaurav Gulati who sought registration of an FIR against the two actors, Colors channel and director and producer of ‘Bigg Boss 9’ for alleged offences under sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings), 298(uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Salman and Sah Rukh had shot several videos of their re-union after years of acrimonious relationship ahead of the latter’s big release Dilwale. These videos were heavily promoted on Colors TV.
In one video, both actors were seen recreating the scene from their blockbuster Karan Arjun, where they had acted together.
These videos were shot to publicise the patch-up between the two actors ahead of Shah Rukh’s famous appearance on the reality show Bigg Boss, hosted by Salman Khan.
Shah Rukh hasn’t been very popular among the right-wing Hindu group. The actor had recently drawn plenty of flak for his comments on religious intolerance a comment that was seen a criticism of Narendra Modi government at the centre.
The complaint against the two actors was filed in the Roop Nagar Police Station in the national capital.