Last week, the first poster of the movie ‘Sadak 2’ was released in a digital press conference. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Mukesh Bhatt, the movie stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt. The movie is a sequel to 1990’s movie ‘Sadak’.
Now the poster has courted a fresh controversy. A complaint was filed before a court in Muzaffarpur against filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, and actress Alia Bhatt as they have been accused of hurting Hindu sentiments through the poster.
Reportedly, a resident of Sikandarpur, Acharya Chandra Kishore Parashar has filed the complaint through his advocate Sonu Kumar.
The case has been lodged under IPC sections 295A (deliberately outraging religious feelings) and 120B (criminal conspiracy). The complainant has taken exception to the use of an image of Kailash Mansarovar in the poster of Sadak 2. Chief Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar fixed July 8 as the next date of hearing in the case.
Interestingly, earlier explaining Mahesh’s idea behind featuring just Mount Kailash on the poster, Alia had said, “Mount Kailash, the ageless mountain, has the footprints of gods and sages. It is the abode of god of all gods, Lord Shiva. So do we really need anything else? Or actors in that sacred space? Since the beginning of time, humanity found its shelter in Kailash. This is a place where all search ends. ‘Sadak 2’ is a Road to love. This sequel to ‘Sadak’ will take you on the mother of all love pilgrimages.”
Neither Alia nor Mahesh has responded to the accusation yet.