Gujarat HC rejects PIL seeking suspension of 'Sultan' release and screening


Jul 14, 2016 13:05:10 IST

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL seeking suspension of the screening of Salman Khan-starrer Sultan in the State, in view of his rape remark.

A division Bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V.M. Pancholi rejected the petition, saying it did not find any merit in it.


Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in 'Sultan'. Youtube screen grab.

The PIL filed by Aditya Raval, a social worker and member of little-known outfit Vishwa Hindustani Sangathan, objected to Mr. Khan’s remark while talking about the gruelling shooting schedule of Sultanin which he plays a wrestler.

Mr. Raval alleged that Mr. Khan made the irresponsible statement with an ulterior motive, keeping in view his commercial success. He also alleged that being a superstar with a huge fan following, Mr. Khan’s statement will psychologically depress rape victims who need sympathy and cooperation of people.

The actor had on July 8 defied the National Commission for Women’s summons and did not appear before it to clarify his controversial remark, a day after he missed a date with the Maharashtra women’s panel. The State commission has now asked him to appear before it on Thursday

Updated Date: Jul 14, 2016 13:05:10 IST