Notice to government on smoking scenes in films

Updated: Mar 17, 2012, 09:02 AM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the health and family welfare ministry on film director Mahesh Bhatt`s plea seeking quashing of a notification prohibiting smoking scenes in movies.

Bhatt said that the government`s notification of Sep 27, 2011 was "illegal and arbitrary" and violated fundamental rights.