Legal Action Initiated Against Nayanthara and Others for Alleged Disrespect to Lord Ram in ‘Annapoorani’

Nayanthara, Annapoorani, Disrespecting Lord Ram,
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A case has been registered against actor Nayanthara, the director, producers, and Netflix India’s content head Monika Shergill in connection with the movie ‘Annapoorani,’ following widespread outrage. The First Information Report (FIR), filed by a right-wing outfit in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, accuses the accused of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus, disrespecting Lord Ram, and promoting ‘Love Jihad’ through the film.

The FIR, filed by Hindu Sewa Parishad at the Omti police station, lists seven accused, including Nayanthara, director Nilesh Krishnaa, producers Jatin Sethi and R Ravindran, and Netflix India’s content head Monika Shergill. The movie, initially released in theaters on December 1, later became available on Netflix on December 29. Following backlash and multiple police complaints, the film has been removed from the OTT platform.

The Jabalpur case, filed under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, accuses the accused of promoting enmity among groups based on religion and common intent.

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