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Kamal Khan gets a breather on his comments on YouTube

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NEW DELHI: A Lucknow court has dismissed the petition filed by UP cadre IPS officer Amitabh Thakur for wanting to file a first information report against producer-actor-director Kamal R Khan with regard to alleged remarks against two scheduled castes in a comment about the film Raanjhana.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Manish dismissed the petition alleging the objectionable criminal comments were made in a Video on YouTube. The petition was filed after the police refused to register an FIR. Thakur had given an FIR to Gomtinagar police station, Lucknow and SSP, Lucknow saying that Khan's comments are clearly casteist in nature and constitute an offence under section 3(1)(x) of the SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.

The ACJM said that an offence under the SC/ST Act is made only when it is aimed at a particular individual which is not the case here, and so no cognizable offence is being made.

In the 09.40 minute video review uploaded on YouTube on 20 June, Khan said: "Sir, I don't know whether you are from UP or not, but I am. In the whole of UP, you will find cobblers and sweepers who look like Dhanush but you will not find such single rotten Brahman as him in entire UP." He also made some other extremely improper personal comments against the actor Dhanush.

Khan has earlier invited controversies with his film Desh Drohi and his presence in Bigg Biss 3, is once again in trouble.

In his very first film Desh Drohi, Khan indirectly referred to the Shiv Sena through his dialogue "Jitni nafrat humhare liye tumhare dil main hain , usse zyada pyar tumhare liye humare seene main hain. Kabhi UP Bihar aake dekhna, mehman ko bhagwan samajhte hain hum."

This resulted in the film being banned in Mumbai for two months.

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