A complaint has been filed against actress Raveena Tandon, filmmaker Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh for hurting religious sentiments at a police station in Punjab. The complaint was filed over her reaction in a part of a comedy show where the word ‘Hallelujah’ was used.
Confirming the same Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sohan Singh said, “We received a complaint against actor Raveena Tandon, comedian Bharti Singh, and director-producer, Farah Khan, claiming they hurt sentiments of the Christian community, during a television show. They have been booked.”
The trio has been booked under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which pertains to “malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings by insulting religion or religious beliefs”.
Actress Raveen Tandon soon took to Twitter to deny the claims and said that they hadn’t said anything that would hurt any religious feelings.
The actor cleared the air by sharing the original clip of the television show on Twitter and said “Please do watch this link. I haven’t said a word that can be interpreted as an insult to any religion. The three of us (Farah Khan, Bharti Singh and I) never intended to offend anyone, but in case we did, my most sincere apologies to those who were hurt.”
Further investigation is underway in this regard, the police have said.