The National Commission for Women has forwarded the complaint to the Electronic Media Monitoring Centre under the information and broadcasting ministry.
NCW receives complaint for 'cheap dialogues' against women, sex workers in Sanju
New Delhi - 28 Jun 2018 9:55 IST
Updated : 11:22 IST
The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday (27 June) received a complaint against actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and director Rajkumar Hirani for using 'cheap dialogues' against women and sex workers in the upcoming biopic Sanju.
The NCW said it has forwarded the complaint to the Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) under the information and broadcasting ministry.
The complaint has been filed by advocate Gaurav Gulati who, in a letter, said that derogatory remarks have been made against sex workers as well as on women in the movie.
Starring Kapoor and directed by Hirani, Sanju is based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt and is slated to be released on Friday (29 June).
"As per the trailer, there are highly outrageous and derogatory dialogues being delivered between Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma," the letter said about a scene where Sharma asks Kapoor how many women he (Dutt) has slept with, to which he says over 300 women including prostitutes.
"In the name of biography, these Bollywood [Hindi film] celebrities are mocking the under-privileged sex workers as well as misguiding the youth just to polish the image of a person.
"By watching the trailer of the aforesaid movie, it is crystal clear that they are showing women as sex slaves and changed the whole identity of the women," it added.
Gulati has also asked the Commission to summon Kapoor, Sharma along with the writer, director and producer of the movie and requested the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to delete the controversial dialogue.