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Aamir Khan's Dhobi Ghat in legal tangle

MUMBAI: Aamir Khan’s Dhobi Ghat, directed by his wife Kiran Rao, has got into legal hassles of creating caste division in the dhobi community.


Hindustan Kanojia Organisation of Dhobis chairman Vinod Kumar Kanojia has approached the Delhi High Court and demanded a change of title before it releases in theatres later this year.


The chairman has requested the Censor Board to review the film’s title so that it does not encourage caste division in society. “The film has been given the name to hurt the feelings of the community, which is highly condemned. It could have been given some other name,” Kanojia stated in his petition.


“The community has been notified as scheduled caste in the Constitution and calling any person by its name is a punishable offence. The film’s title is violating fundamental rights of the community and it must be restrained by the court,” Kanojia added.


The court is likely to hear the matter on Wednesday.
 

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