PIL in SC against ‘Why I killed Gandhi’ on OTT platform : The Tribune India

PIL in SC against ‘Why I killed Gandhi’ on OTT platform

Film was not released in cinema halls as censor board had not cleared it

PIL in SC against ‘Why I killed Gandhi’ on OTT platform

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 28

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the release of the movie ‘Why I killed Gandhi’ on an OTT platform.

Directed by Ashok Tyagi and produced by Kalyani Singh in 2017, the film was not released in cinema halls as the censor board had not cleared it. Now it’s planned to be released on OTT platform, ‘Limelight’ on January 30 – the day Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.

NCP leader and an MP from Shirur Lok Sabha constituency Amol Kolhe has played the role of Godse in the film. He recently clarified that he was a firm believer in Gandhian thoughts and he took up the controversial role only to challenge himself as an actor.

Petitioner Sikarndar Behl alleged that the film glorified Nathuram Godse and celebrated his act of killing Mahatma Gandhi. The movie intended to tarnish the image of the Father of the Nation and was aimed at creating communal disharmony, spreading hatred and disturbing peace, he alleged.

Behl wanted the top court to issue directions for regulation of OTT platforms which were beyond the jurisdiction of the censor board as a result of which uncensored content was being broadcast.

#AmolKolhe #OTT #SikarndarBehl

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