The Supreme Court has cancelled all criminal cases against Bollywood actor Salman Khan in relation to the movie “Loveyatri”
In an order passed last week, the Court stated that all FIRs/ criminal complaints registered against Khan in connection with the film are nullified.
Salman Khan, who is also the producer of the movie, approached the Supreme Court after cases were registered against him in Gujarat and Bihar for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
The film which was initially titled ‘Loveratri’ had drawn the anger of right-wing groups since the name was seen as a wordplay on the Hindu festival of Navratri. The name of the film was subsequently changed to Loveyatri.
In September last year, the Supreme Court granted interim relief to Salman Khan and ordered that no action will be taken against him in connection with any case related to the film. The court had noted in its order that the film had been certified for exhibition by the Central Board of Film Certification, an argument which Salman had relied upon to claim that criminal law should not be set in motion because of individual perception relating to the name of a movie.
The film Loveyatri was produced by Salman Khan Films, a production company run by actor. The film was released on October 5 last year.