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Anil KapoorHC issues notice to Anil Kapoor, Ghai over 'Black And White'
10th Apr 2008  09.00 IST
By Agencies  


The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and director Subhash Ghai over on a petition filed by a Delhi University professor seeking a ban on the screening of their recently released-film Black And White alleging it was anti-Muslim.

Petitioner Dr Khalid Alvi, Head of Urdu Department in Zakir Hussain College, contended before Justice Geeta Mittal that the film portrays his community in bad light and its screening should be stayed.




"The producer, director, the actor and the script writer have intentionally produced the film with an anti-Muslim angle. The film is communally inflammable," advocate Asad Alvi, appearing for the professor, said.

Taking note of the plea, the Court sought a response from the Centre and the censor board.

The petitioner alleged that the film shows his community as harbouring terrorist, which was wrong, and it should not have been allowed by the censor board.

Justice Mittal, after brief a hearing directed all the parties to file their replies by May 23, when the matter would be taken up for further hearing.

The film produced and directed by Ghai was released all over the country last month.

The petitioner alleged that the protagonist of the film, a professor of Zakir Hussain College, is based on his character, which has been wrongly portrayed.

The students and the staff of the college were stunned and shocked that the college was used with such a malafide and inimical intention of the film-maker, hand in glove with the censor board, to malign their community as anti-national and unpatriotic, the petition said.

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