Ajay Devgn-Sidarth Malhotra’s ‘Thank God’ has run into legal trouble. Lawyer Himanshu Srivastava has filed a lawsuit against director Indra Kumar, actors Ajay Devgn and Siddhartha Malhotra in a court in Jaunpur. The petitioner’s statement was recorded on November 18. According to the petitioners, the trailer released for the film mocks religion and offends religious feelings.
Srivastava said in his petition that Ajay Devgn in a suit was seen playing Chitragupta and in one of the scenes he was seen joking and using offensive language. “Chitragupta is considered the lord of karma and records one’s good and bad deeds. This depiction of the god creates an embarrassing situation because it offends religious feelings,” the petition reads.
The film’s 3+ minute trailer begins with Sidharth’s character getting caught in a car accident and then into a game of life hosted by Chitragupt, where Ajay counts all his weaknesses that ultimately determine his fate to hell or heaven .
The trailer also shows Nora Fatehi performing “apsara” to check “vasana” or “lust” in Sidharth. Then Ajay was heard saying “Parayi aurat ko behen aur maa ki nazar se dekhna chahiye”.
Ajay, known for his intense dialogue, also tells Sidharth in the trailer, “Tum jaante ho insaano ki sabse badhi gilti kya hai? Tum bhagwaan ko toh maante ho, lekin bhagwaan ki ek nahi maante.”
The trailer ends with a “Singhama actor” joke that leaves Sidharth completely confused.
Check out the Thank God trailer here:
The film ‘Thank God’ is slated for an October 24 release