An FIR has been filed against Bollywood celebrities including Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a community while shooting for television show. The trio have been booked under Section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Raveena, Farah and Bharti are believed to have said something questionable during Farah's YouTube comedy show, The Backbenchers that didn’t go down well with certain members of the Christian community.
Ajnala(Amritsar) DSP Sohan Singh: We received complaint against actor Raveena Tandon, comedian Bharti Singh,and director-producer Farah Khan claiming they hurt sentiments of Christian community, during a television show.They have been booked,further investigation underway #Punjab pic.twitter.com/qftBIOagag— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
No further details about the case or its development have been divulged.
On the work front, Raveena Tandon is all set to make a comeback to the silver screen with KGF 2 alongside Yash and Sanjay Dutt. Bharti Singh is currently enjoying her stint on The Kapil Sharma Show. Farah Khan, on the other hand, will be seen directing Satte Pe Satta remake, which will be produced by Rohit Shetty.
In a recent interview, Farah was asked if men still drive the showbiz, to which she replied, "No. I don't think so." "It is about who brings in the maximum money. You have to blame the rest of the country for that, because who patronises the movies? It is not the industry, it is the country, it is the people, who want to go and watch the movie. "So whoever brings the biggest money will be the superstar. The minute women start getting big bucks they will be the superstars. It is a business model," she added.
Farah was one of the first female directors making mainstream commercial Hindi films. When asked if there are things that she had to change in herself to be heard in the industry, Farah said, "I did not change anything about myself, which I think was good. I was a loudmouth and I would say what I felt was right and in the long run, it helped me. Because over the years people saw this is how I am. People will accept you as you are, give them some time. If you start changing yourself then you lose yourself."