Patna court adjourns ”Slumdog Millionaire” hearing

February 18th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Patna, Feb 18 (ANI): A court in Patna on Wednesday postponed the hearing in a case filed against Oscar nominee film ”Slumdog Millionaire” till February 24, in which the petitioner has charged that the title is offensive and derogatory.
The petition has been filed against music director A R Rahman, actor Anil Kapoor and other Indians associated with the film.
” We have not filed a case that will cause massive harm to the makers of the film. The truth is that we have been hearing ”dog” for quite some time and we have raised objection against the same,” said Shruti Singh, advocate for the petitioner.
Tapeshwar Vishwakarma, General Secretary of Slum Dwellers” Joint Action Committee said that the title of the film is an insult to the people residing in slums.
Vishwakarma expressed his disgust at the society that is regaling over the title of the movie just because the film happens to be a nomination for the Oscar Awards and not looking at what he called the Indians insulting fellow Indians.
Irrespective of the controversy, ”Slumdog Millionaire” has won critical acclaim both in and outside India.
It has swept award shows and even garnered 10 Oscar nominations. (ANI)

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