The Delhi High Court was moved on Wednesday through a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) for suspension of the release of the Akshay Kumar-starrer “Boss” over a song, sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh, which was alleged to have vulgar lyrics.
A division bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Manmohan asked the movie makers to inform the court whether or not the objectionable words were deleted from the song by the next date of hearing and posted the matter for October 11.
The directive came after the central government’s standing counsel Jatan Singh told the court that the Central Board of Film Certification has yet to issue the release certificate to the film.
Jatan Singh told the court that after the complaints were received by the board, the film producer appeared before it and assured that the objectionable words would be deleted from the song before the movie is released.
The PIL was filed by a practising lawyer, Sanjay Bhatnagar, through counsel R.D. Rana, who asked how the song was released with such a vulgar word without Censor Board’s approval.
He sought that the film’s release be suspended till either the words or the song is deleted completely from the film.
The movie is scheduled to hit screens on October 16.