The controversy surrounding the All India Bakchod (AIB) Knockout Roast is getting worse. On February 11th, Mumbai court ordered FIR to be lodged against 14 people connected to the roast, which includes Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Rohan Joshi, Tanmay Bhatt, Gurisimran Khamba, Ashish Shakiya, Aditi Mittal, Rajeev Masand, president (Jayantali Shah) and secretary general (Shri Ravinder Aggarwal) of National Sports Club Of India (where the event was held) and the organizers of the roast. The complaint was lodged on February 12th.
According to a spokesperson for the Deputy Commissioner of Police,”The 14 persons are booked under sections 294 (obscene acts or songs), 509 (word or gestures intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), 34 (acts done by several persons with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Environment Act, IT Act and Bombay Police Act”.
This is the second FIR in the state against the AIB Roast. Earlier an offense was registered in Pune and the state government ordered a inquiry into the show.
The application seeking registration of FIR was started by activist Santosh Daundkar who alleged that the participants used “vulgar, obscene and pornographic” language before an audience which had a large number of women. The complaint also objected to the venue being used for entertainment show claiming it was in breach of Coastal Regulation Zone rules.
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