Mahesh Manjrekar’s recently released Marathi film 'Varan Bhat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha' has caught him in legal trouble. A case has been filed against the actor at Mumbai's Mahim police station reportedly over his objectionable scenes with minor children in the film. The Police claimed that the film displayed indecent scenes featuring little children. The case has been filed against Mahesh under IPC Sections 292, 34, Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Section 14, and IT Sections 67, 67B.
Now, in a recent interview with Etimes TV, the Antim: The Final Truth director has reacted to this case and said his lawyers will respond accordingly and that he stands by his film. Mahesh Manjrekar was quoted as saying, “They have taken a legal route so my lawyers will respond accordingly. I stand by my film. It has been passed by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) so what more can I say?.”
A few days ago, protection of children from sexual offences (POCSO) court had reportedly ordered Mumbai Police to probe a complaint filed against Mahesh Manjrekar and those associated with the Marathi movie. Film producers Shreyash Hirawat and Narendra Hirawat and assistant producer Jitendra Shinde were also mentioned in the complaint.
Shortly, when the trailer of the Marathi crime drama was released, National Commission For Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma raised objections to it and wrote a letter to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. In the letter, she asked to check on the ‘open circulation of sexually explicit content involving minors on social media platforms. The NCW chief also mentioned that trailer of the film is offensive as it showed sexually explicit content and depicted women and minors in objectionable ways. ALSO READ: Complaint Filed Against Filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar For Portraying Women In An Objectionable Manner In His latest Marathi Film-Report
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