New Delhi: Bollywood movies, of late, are becoming a subject of controversies. Another movie to have come under radar is Thank God. Starring Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra and directed by Indra Kumar, the film is facing legal issues. Indra Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and Siddhartha Malhotra have all been named as defendants in a case brought by attorney Himanshu Srivastava in a Jaunpur court. The petitioner claims that the film’s recently released trailer mocks religion and has damaged religious sentiment.
In his petition, Srivastava said that Ajay Devgn, wearing a suit, is seen playing Chitragupta and in one of the scene he is seen cracking jokes and using objectionable language. “Chitragupta is regarded as the Lord of Karma and keeps a record of a man’s good and bad deeds. Such depiction of Gods can create an unpleasant situation since it hurts religious sentiments,” the petition said.
The trailer of Thank God was released recently. After being involved in a car accident, Sidharth’s character enters the game of life hosted by Chitragupt, played by Ajay, who calculates all of his flaws and ultimately determines whether he will spend eternity in hell or heaven. Nora Fatehi, who portrays a “apsara,” is also shown in the trailer to assess Sidharth for “vasana” or “desire.” “Parayi aurat ko behen aur maa ki nazar se dekhna chahiye,” is then heard Ajay stating.
Known for his intense dialogue delivery, Ajay also tells Sidharth in the trailer that: “Tum jaante ho insaano ki sabse badhi galti kya hai? Tum bhagwaan ko toh maante ho, lekin bhagwaan ki ek nahi maante.” The trailer ends with a joke cracked by the “Singhama actor, leaving Sidharth all confused.
Thank God is slated to hit theatres on October 24.