Yash Raj Films, manufacturers of Akshay Kumar starrer duration drama movie Samrat Prithviraj, on Wednesday apprised the Delhi High Court that the film is definitely neutral and also does not refer to any kind of caste in its depiction of the Indian king.
The stand came adhering to an appeal questioning the caste of the epic king portrayed in the film. The petitioner Gurjar Samaj Sarv Sangthan Sabha Ekta Samanya Samiti, in its appeal through advocate Rakesh Kumar, argued that Prithviraj Chauhan was a Gurjar warrior which showing him as a Rajput king in the movie is wrong.
Nonetheless, after taking the entries, a department bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Sachin Datta threw away the issue.
The petitioner asserted that the movie is based on the book “Prithviraj Raso”, as well as guide itself describes Prithviraj Chauhan as a Gurjar warrior, and hence, showing him as a Rajput king in the film is wrong.
During the course of the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma, representing the Central Board of Film Certification, additionally mentioned that the film is not illustrating the king as either Rajput or Gurjar.
The manufacturers additionally cleared up that just the poster of Samrat Prithviraj has actually been flowed by them and also it is not defining him as either Rajput or Gurjar.
At this, the petitioner stated if the film is caste-neutral, his plea stands resolved and also said he does not intend to push it additionally.
Recording the declarations, the court additionally informed the respondents to remain bound by their statements.