The Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to grant any interim relief to actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor on an FIR filed against them and some other film personalities in 2015 for allegedly using obscene and abusive language during the comedy event ‘AIB Knockout’ that place in 2014.
After receiving the summons from Pune police, the actors filed petitions in February 2018 before the court. The petition filed by the actor stated that the event was not meant to hurt anyone’s sentiments. It further claimed that the FIRs filed against them was in violation of the spirit of freedom of speech.
Now, The Bombay High Court, on Tuesday March 13, 2018, refused to grant interim relief to them.
A bench of justices R M Savant and Sarang Kotwal directed the actors’ lawyer to first serve a copy of their plea to one of the complainants in the case, activist Santosh Dundkar. Now, the next hearing will take place on April 3, 2018.
On December 20, 2014, Singh and Kapoor, along with 10 other celebrities, including Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone, and members of the AIB team, had performed at a charity event in Worli area here. The video of the event was uploaded on YouTube a year later and it went viral.
In February 2015, Dundkar filed a complaint with the chief metropolitan magistrate of Girgaon court, alleging that the show was “vulgar, obscene…pornographic”.