Amid the Boycott Bollywood trend, Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra starrer upcoming fantasy comedy film Thank God has landed into a controversy. A case has been filed against the film’s director Indra kumar as well as Ajay and Sidharth in a court in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur city.
The case has been filed by lawyer Himanshu Srivastava and his statement will be recorded on November 18. According to the petitioner, the film’s trailer mocks religion and has hurt religious sentiments. The film is now facing Boycott, especially from the Kayastha Community.
About the Petition
As per the petition filed by Srivastava in a court, in the trailer Ajay Devgn is playing Chitragupta and wearing a suit, and in one of the scenes, he is seen cracking “jokes and using objectionable language”.
The petitioner further said Chitragupta is regarded as the Lord of Karma and keeps a record of a man’s good and bad deeds. Such depiction of God can create an unpleasant situation since it hurts religious sentiments, he said. The director and actors are yet to comment on the matter.
The 3 minute long trailer of the film starts with Sidharth’s character Ayaan Kapoor getting into a car Crash and then stepping up in Game of Life hosted by Chitragupta, portrayed by Ajay Devgn. It also features Nora Fatehi to check “vasana” or “lust” in Ayaan.
About the Film
The Indu Kumar directorial also features actress Rakul Preet Singh, along with Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra and she is playing the latter’s wife. Also, Kiku Sarda, Seema Pahwa, Urmilla Kothare, Sumit Gulati are playing pivotal roles in the film. The film is set to have a theatre-release on October 25, 2022 coinciding with Diwali and will face a direct clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Ram Setu.