Following the news of the makers of ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ being arrested for hurting religious sentiments, it has now been confirmed all three have been released on bail. The producers and director were arrested after photos of lead actor Rajkummar Rao dressed as Shiva on a motorbike were released as part of the promotions for the film.
The poster was released in April and a criminal complaint was made against the makers of the film citing the commercialisation had hurt the religious sentiments of a group. Director and producer Ajay K Pannalal, alongside the other two producers Nitin Upadhyaya and Tony D’Souza were promptly arrested but all three have been granted bail. Upadhyaya said the three are under stress but see it as part of the job as reported in Times Of India.
A police official from Jalandhar confirmed they have been probing the case for some time. “We began investigating the matter after we received the complaint in April. Apart from connecting with the party in question over telephone, we also served them notices to join the investigation. The procedure went on for more than a month. However, the producer-director seldom responded to our queries and would switch off their mobiles. Then, we moved court and had arrest warrants issued against them,” said Kailash Chander.
A leading lawyer has agreed to fight their case and announcements on next stages are awaited.