Saturday, 16 May 2015

From producers, director, lead actor of movie ‘Gabbar is Back’, IMA demands Rs 5 crore compensation

 Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Wednesday sent a legal notice calling for removal of “objectionable” scenes from the movie ‘Gabbar is Back’ released on May 1. The notice has been sent to the movie producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, director Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi (Krish) and lead actor Akshay Kumar.

Gabbar Is BackThe legal notice, dated May 12, has also called upon Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi and Akshay Kumar to tender a written apology in national newspapers to the doctors and pay Rs 5 crore, as compensation for “damaging the image of the medical profession”, within 15 days.

The movie reportedly has a scene where lead actor Akshay Kumar takes a dead body to a hospital for the treatment and the doctors “intentionally in-order to make money treat the dead patient and charge for the treatment” and after making enough money declare the patient as “just dead”.

“The said intentional scene in the movie has not only lowered the dignity of the medical profession, but has also provoked the public at large against the noble profession of the doctors,” according to the medical association.

Dr A Marthanda Pillai, national president, IMA; Dr S S Aggarwal, national president-elect; and Dr K K Aggarwal, honorary secretary general, IMA, in a joint statement said that in accordance with the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and other provisions of law, the director, producer and actor are under the obligation and have a responsibility to ensure that no movie or scene of the movie would incite or likely to incite of commission of any offence.

The legal notice says that the producers, directors and actors of the movie ‘Gabbar is Back’ “in order to make money create false sensations in the public, so that the movie becomes a hit, which has caused immense loss to the reputation of the doctors”.

IMA has also sent a notice to the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) to ban the movie with immediate effect till the “objectionable scenes” from the movie are removed.

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