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Delhi HC too refuses stay on 'Nanak Shah Fakir' release

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday refused to stay Friday's release of "Nanak Shah Fakir", a film based on

The court, however, issued notice to the film producer, the and the Centre and listed the matter for May 22.

A bench of Acting and Justice said the release cannot be stopped after hearing a plea by the that challenged a no-objection certificate by the censor board.

The petition claimed the movie had portrayed the family members of through actors that it said was against the principles of Sikh religion.

Earlier, the agreed to hear a plea by the on the matter but refused to grant any relief vis-a-vis blocking the release of "Nanak Shah Fakir".

The will take up the matter on Monday.

The apex court pointed out that the CBFC had already cleared the film for release. It also said that outsiders cannot control the freedom of expression of an artiste.



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 19:08 IST