Salman Khan’s Bharat lands in legal trouble; PIL filed in Delhi HC demands title change – read deets

Salman Khan has gone all out to promote Bharat and while the buzz for the film is high, the period drama has also attracted negative publicity. According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, a Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Delhi High Court on Thursday, asking to change the title of the film.

The report stated that petitioner, Vikas Tyagi has stated in his plea that the movie is distorting the culture and political image of our great country Bharat and that the title is violating Section 3 of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, which stated that the word ‘Bharat’ cannot be used for the commercial purpose. The report quoted Vikas Tyagi as saying, This film is fraught with Salman’s typical flippancy and vulgarity. Being a ‘Bharatiya’, I feel it is not appropriate to name such film or any character associated with this film after our great nation. It remains to be seen how the makers will react to this legal trouble, as Bharat is readying to hit the screens on June 5.

Apart from Bharat. Buzz is that Salman and Katrina will collaborate for popular TV reality show Bigg Boss too. A source revealed to BollywoodLife that Salman Khan has suggested that the makers include a co-host this year. “Salman felt that to add freshness to this year’s season, the makers should get a female co-host. Apparently, Salman might take a backseat and give his female co-host more exposure so that she can bring newness to the show. Nothing is concrete as of now, these are mere ongoing conversations,” a source close to the development stated. Salman Khan has been the face of the reality show for nine episodes.

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