Saif Ali Khan is in hot water for his comment that his upcoming mythological epic Adipurush will make Raavan “humane” and “justify” his abduction from Sita. A Uttar Pradesh advocate has filed a lawsuit against actor and director Om Raut for injuring religious sentiments. Saif withdrew his statement and issued an apology after fighting.
The appeal will be heard in the court of Additional Chief Magistrate (ACJM) in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district, IANS reports. December 23 was set as the hearing date.
Himanshu Srivastava, a civil court defender, said in his petition that he is a believer in Sanatan Dharma. He said that traditionally Lord Ram is considered a symbol of good, while Raavan is regarded as evil.
Saif, who plays a Raavan-based character in Adipurush, said in an interview with Mumbai Mirror earlier this month, “It’s interesting to play a demonic king, less restrictions on that. of Sita and the war with Ram as revenge for what Lakshman did to his sister Surpanakha, who cut off his nose. ”However, after facing backlash, he revoked his statement.
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Himanshu claimed the interview was a negative portrayal of “faith in Sanatan Dharma”. He added that witnesses Vinod Srivastava, Ajit Singh, Brijesh Nishad, Nilesh Nishad, Surya Prakash Singh and Vivek Tiwari also saw the interview online on December 9 and their religious feelings were hurt as well.
Saif denied his remarks after many, including Party leader Bharatiya Janata (BJP) Ram Kadam, protested against it. In a statement, he said, “I was informed that one of my statements during an interview caused controversy and hurt people’s feelings. This was never my intention or intended as such. I would like to sincerely apologize to all and withdraw my statement. Lord Ram it has always been a symbol of Justice and Heroism for me. Adipurush aims to celebrate the victory of good over evil and the whole team works together to present the epic without any misrepresentation. “
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