New Delhi. The Delhi High Court, while allowing the release of Ranveer Singh-starrer ‘Jayeshbhai Jordar’, directed filmmakers on Tuesday not to allow the fetus during the telecast of some of its sequences. Show a ‘disclaimer’ regarding the illegality of sex determination.
A bench of Justice Navin Chawla and Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri, while hearing a PIL seeking deletion of a particular scene from the film, directed Yash Raj Films to prominently display a ‘disclaimer’ in two scenes of the film. “If you are giving a message, give it prominently,” the bench said.
High Court appreciated the message, but instructed
It said, “We appreciate this message, but you have to tell people that it is a crime.” He told the filmmakers, “Make sure the disclaimer is shown both times.” During the hearing, the relevant portion of the film was shown to the court. The film will release on May 13.
Senior advocate Jayant Mehta, appearing for the filmmaker, submitted that the film does not violate any law and disclaimers will be shown prominently in English and Hindi in the respective scenes. The court gave a week’s time to the filmmakers to include the disclaimer in other formats of the film’s footage, including YouTube.
Filmmaker’s lawyer said – The film starts with a disclaimer…
The senior advocate, appearing for the filmmaker, informed the court that the film begins with a disclaimer, which will be shown on the full screen and that the story is based on “a social evil and superstition in certain practices” and its message. has to be seen in this context. Central government’s counsel Anurag Ahluwalia submitted that the film has been certified by the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) provided the disclaimer is shown in it.
Advocate Pawan Prakash Pathak, appearing for the petitioner ‘Youth Against Crime’, argued before the court that sex determination techniques were promoted in some scenes of the film, which is in violation of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act.
Court expresses concern over the sex determination scene in the trailer of ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’
Earlier, on May 9, the court had expressed concern over the sex determination scene in the trailer of ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ and told the makers that the illegal practice cannot be shown regularly. The bench had asked Yash Raj Films to show the relevant portions of the film to it. The bench had said that “the overall message” may be good but it cannot be shown that a pregnant woman can be taken to a clinic with a sonogram machine to ascertain the sex of the fetus. The bench was hearing a PIL seeking removal of certain scenes from the film.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 10, 2022, 19:51 IST