HC continues stay to film opposed by Asaram Bapu`s followers
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 16:43
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday continued the stay to the release of the film 'Swaha', which allegedly has a character based on the life of spiritual leader Asaram Bapu.

City-based 'Asaram Mahila Utthan Ashram', a trust which looks after administration of various Ashrams of the Asaram Bapu, has filed an appeal in the High Court after lower court dismissed its application.

While dismissing the trust's plea last month, sessions court had continued the interim stay to the release of the film so that the trust could file appeal, said advocate Anjani Kumar Singh, its lawyer.

Vacation judge of the High Court, Justice Rajesh Ketkar, today continued the interim stay, and adjourned the hearing on appeal till June 9.

According to the trust, the leading character in the film, directed by Pravin Bharadwaj, resembles Asaram Bapu, and defames him.


First Published: Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 16:43

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