Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Thursday moved the Supreme Court alleging threats to his life over his upcoming release Loveyatri, which has angered a section of Hindutva brigade.
A report by ANI said that Chief Justice Dipak Misra had agreed to hear Salman’s plea.
Salman Khan had recently taken an extraordinary step to change the name of his film from Loveratri to Loveyatri after Hindutva fanatics complained that the movie sounded similar to Hindu festival Navratri.
But, even the name change by Salman had not pacified the Hindutva fanatics.
Salman Khan’s brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma, is making a Bollywood debut with Loveyatri, which also has Warina Hussain. The film is set to release next month on the occasion of Navratri.
An Ahmedabad-based Hindutva outfit Sanatan Foundation had told Gujarat High Court that the name change was not acceptable to them since the new name too sounded like Navratri, a popular Hindu festival.
Sanatan Foundation had moved the High Court claiming by naming Loveratri had hurt the sentiments of Hindus in India and it demanded the change in the title of the film, starring Salman’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain.
The petitioner’s lawyer B B Agrawal, according to PTI, informed the court that the film’s tagline – a journey of love – as shown in its posters and promotions could be converted into Love Ki Yatra.