In a recent development, a formal complaint has been lodged against Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor at the Ghatkopar Police Station in Mumbai. The complaint, filed by advocates Ashish Rai and Pankaj Mishra from the Bombay High Court, alleges that Ranbir Kapoor has hurt religious sentiments through a viral video capturing his Christmas celebration.
The advocates are urging the registration of a case under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), specifically invoking sections 295A, 298, 500, and 34. These sections pertain to offenses against religion, promoting enmity between groups, defamation, and acts done by several persons with a common intention.
The alleged incident involves Ranbir Kapoor chanting ‘Jai Mata Di’ while pouring liquor on a cake, and the video, according to the complainants, has been created and circulated with the intent to insult religious sentiments.
Despite the gravity of the allegations, the police have not yet registered an FIR (First Information Report) in connection with the matter. The complaint, however, puts forth a demand for a thorough investigation into the incident and appropriate legal action as deemed necessary.
This development raises questions about the intersection of celebrity actions, religious sentiments, and legal consequences. As the legal process unfolds, it remains to be seen how the authorities will handle the complaint and whether it will lead to a formal case against Ranbir Kapoor.