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Kamal R Khan in trouble with UP Courts for remarks against actor Dhanush

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NEW DELHI: Producer-actor-director Kamal R Khan, who earlier invited controversies with his film ‘Desh Drohi‘ and his presence in Bigg Boss 3, is once again in trouble.

An Uttar Pradesh cadre Indian Police Service officer Amitabh Thakur has filed a petition before Lucknow Chief Judician Magistrate Pramod Kumar for registration of a first information report against Khan for having made extremely objectionable criminal comments in a review of the film ‘Raanjhana‘.

According to the complaint, Khan made the comments against two Schedule Castes in a video on YouTube,

The matter, filed after the police refused to register an FIR, has been fixed for 12 July.

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.

Thakur had previously 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.

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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