Indian Supreme Court on PK
The Supreme Court on Thursday junked a petition seeking a stay on the screening of Aamir Khan starrer “PK” for alleged nudity and scenes with a potential to hurt religious sensibilities.
The petitioner, an NGO, had objected to two scenes, one relating to Aamir, 49, posing nude with a strategically placed boom-box, and another of a rickshaw puller, who is dressed up like Lord Shiva and pulling a cycle rickshaw in which two burqa-clad woman are seated.
While throwing out the plea, the apex court said that religion should not be brought into the realm of art and entertainment. “This is art and entertainment. Don’t bring religious facets into it. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. Let others watch,” said an apex court bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Narimam.