HC dismisses Salman’s ‘Loveyatri’ case after name change

An Aurangabad-based lawyer filed a petition against the name of the film as ‘Loveratri’ was a distortion of the name of the Hindu festival-Navratri and could hurt the sentiments of the community. The Bombay High Court has now dismissed the case post the name-change.

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From ‘Loveratri’ to ‘Loveyatri’, it has been a roller coaster ride for Salman Khan’s upcoming production. Following some threats by members of Karni Sena who threatened to slap Khan and prevent theatres from screening the film, Salman Khan has changed the name of the film. The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court (HC) has thus disposed a petition challenging this after Khan’s lawyer informed the court that the name had been changed to LoveYatri.

According to Hindustan Times, advocate Panditrao Anerao, who appeared on behalf of the petitioner advocate Ajaykumar Waghmare, the film’s trailer distorted the name of the festival and showed Hindu deities in bad light.The petition was seeking directions to remove the name Loveratri as well as scenes that portrayed women in a derogatory manner. It further stated the producers should tender an unconditional apology to the community.

Anerao told the division bench of justices RM Borde and MS Patil, that the title of the film has been changed and called for the petition to be dismissed. Loveyatri stars Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain and hits the screens on October 5, 2018.

By Disha Jana