Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat is one of the much-awaited films of the year. The film will release on June 5.
But, ahead of it’s release, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in Delhi High Court on Thursday seeking a change of the title of the film.
According to the petitioner, Vikas Tyagi, the movie is “distorting the culture and political image of our great country `Bharat`.
Salman Khan’s Bharat lands in legal trouble
In his plea, Tyagi had contended that the title of the film is in violation of Section 3 of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, according to which the word ‘Bharat’ cannot be used for the commercial purpose.
He has also sought to change one dialogue of the film where the character has been compared to the country, contending that it hurts the patriotic sentiments of the people.
“This film is fraught with Salman’s typical flippancy and vulgarity. Being a ‘Bharatiya’, I feel it is not appropriate to name such film or any character associated with this film after our great nation,” Tyagi said.
Bharat is an official remake of a Korean film An Ode To My Father. It depicts the history of India through the life of an ordinary man.
The film will chronicle Salman’s journey from the age of 18 to 70. The 53-year-old actor will sport five different looks for the film.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film will release on Eid, June 5.