According to reports, a unit director of Aamir Khan’s upcoming film Peekay had been arrested for hurting religious sentiments during the shooting of a scene, said police.
The member of movie crew was arrested on Wednesday and a case was registered against him after locals objected to a scene in which a man dressed as Lord Shiva was pulling a rickshaw in which two veiled women were sitting.
A police official said in a statement; “A case under section 295 A (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religious of any class) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the unit director and the three actors at Kotwali police station,”
Police refused to reveal the name of the arrested crew member. The unit members were shooting the scene in Chandni Chowk area on Wednesday noon.
In the beginning, people thought the actors were members of a Ram Leela film party but when they saw cameras, they inquired about the issue.
According to actors, the scene was a dream sequence of the film and they had all legal permission and document for shooting. But a mob that assembled at the police station started shouting slogans that the filmmakers were hurting religious sentiments. This makes police to take action.
The officer, however, said that no case has been registered against Aamir Khan.