Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ may find itself in legal trouble. The movie that is being filmed in Mathura can find itself in a legal controversy for going against long-held local traditions. A lawwyer has threateed to take a leagl action against the makers if they go against a tradition in the Braj region.
lawyer Gokalesh Katara said, “It so happens that the people of Barsana and Nandgaon hae been following some age old traditions. As per the rules people of Nandgaon aren’t allowed to marry people from Barsana. Reason being Lord Krishna who was a resident of Nandgaon and Radha, his beloved, was from Barsana and their ‘pious love’ is depicted during Holi festival organised every year. The tradition not to have marriages between boys and girls from these two villages continues.”
Katara added, “There had been scenes of a baraat moving from a school premises. Based on media reports, we have come to know that the story somehow revolves around marriage links between Nandgaon and Barsana villages of Mathura. if the movie depicts marriage between people of Nandgaon and Barsana, a legal notice would be served to the director of movie for hurting sentiments of people from these two villages. We would ask the makers of the movie to provide us the script and then only a decision to proceed legally would begin. The title of the movie ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ also seems to be objectionable.”
Not only the lawyer the priest of the two villages have called for a mahapanchayat. They discussed the course of action to be undertaken if the long held tradition was violated by the filmmakers.
Akshay Kumar starrer, ‘Toilet- Ek Prem Katha’, is a social satire on Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign. The movie deals with tackling the menace of open defecation.
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