Bharat: Delhi High Court dismisses PIL against Salman Khan's film

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 03, 2019, 06:30 PM(IST)

Salman Khan in poster from 'Bharat'. Photograph:( Instagram )

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A petition filed against the film had sought a stay order on the release. 

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL against Salman Khan's new film 'Bharat' which sought a stay over the film's release. 

According to the petitioner, Vikas Tyagi, the movie is "distorting the culture and political image of our great country `Bharat`."

In his plea, Tyagi had contended that the title of the film is in violation of Section 3 of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, according to which the word `Bharat` cannot be used for the commercial purpose.


The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is a remake of Korean film 'Ode To My Father' and has Salman Khan playing the titular role. The film narrates the journey of a man and a country together. 

The film also features Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover and Tabu. It is scheduled to release on 5th June. 

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