Govinda-Shilpa Shetty defamation case: Actress to appear in court on 18 April

FP Staff

Mar,28 2017 13:05 36 IST

There is finally a court date for the Shilpa Shetty-Govinda defamation case.

On Monday, 27 March, the district and sessions judge adjourned the application filed by Shilpa Shetty's advocate. Now, according to the court order, Shetty is to appear in court on 18 April for the case, reports Sanjeevni Today.

The post of the 1996 film starring Govinda and Shilpa Shetty. Image Courtesy: Creative Commons

The post of the 1996 film starring Govinda and Shilpa Shetty. Image Courtesy: Creative Commons

The two actors landed in legal trouble for the 'defamatory' lyrics of the song 'Ek Chumma Tu Mujhko Udhaar De De' from the 1996 film Chote Sarkar. The 20 year old complaint was filed against the directors and singers including Vimal Kumar, Udit Narayan Alka Yagnik, Anand Malik and Rani Malik along with the lead actors.

A non-bailable warrant was also issued against director Vimal Kumar, singers Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, songwriter Anand Milind and music composer Rani Malik on 5 May, 2001, according to Pradesh18.

The case was initially filed when Jharkhand was a part of Bihar and a local lawyer took offense to the lyrics of the song.

The lyrics in question read 'Ek chumma tu mujhko udhar de de, badle mein UP Bihar lele (Lend me a kiss, and in return take UP Bihar)'.

Here's the song which was reportedly a big hit in the 90s: