No coercive action against Salman Khan–produced ‘Loveyatri’: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the creative freedom of Bollywood actor Salman Khan by protecting his company-produced movie Loveyatri from criminal action.

Mr. Khan, whose company has produced the film due for release after certification by the Censor Board, said certain elements have threatened him.

“They have offered a bounty,” Mr. Khan’s lawyer, Nizam Pasha, submitted.

Mr. Pasha said the film was earlier named Loveratri but the name was changed to Loveyatri because people misunderstood it with the festival ‘Navaratri’.

A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra barred FIRs from being registered in relation to the film’s name, songs or any of its contents.

The court has posted the case for hearing after four weeks.

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