Mumbai police have summoned director Karan Johar for making vulgar comment during AIB roast show which staged in Mumbai last year.
Johar, who was pivotal part of the show, anchored the programme which contained obscene gestures.
The event was inspired by US celebrity roasts — an event where a celebrity is mocked — and it featured Johar as the ‘Roastmaster’ or host.
“We have summoned Karan Johar, which essentially means he will have to come to the Tardeo police station to give his statement. His statement will be an important part of the charge sheet that is yet to be submitted to the court,” said an officer from the Tardeo police station.
The police will also summon actors Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.
As per a report, the accused will also be booked under section 295 of the IPC (punishment for hurting religious sentiments), but the police need the permission of the state’s chief secretary before submitting the charge sheet in court.
Karan Johar is currently in London for his upcoming flick Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Tardeo police are in touch with his advocate and are coordinating with him. They plan to record Johar's statement in a few days.
After Karan Johar, actors Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, and Deepika Padukone are likely to be summoned to record individual statements.