Delhi High Court, on Monday, said that it will not allow Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film ‘Jayeshbahi Jordaar’ to release unless the makers show the scene depicting prenatal sex determination.
As per reports, the scene would first be seen by Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh of Delhi HC’s division bench. Only after the bench has examined the scene as to whether it has trivialised a sensitive and serious topic of female infanticide, will it allow the release of the film. The double bench said that the film will be allowed to be released in the theatres once all the relevant scenes are shown.
Justice Vipin Sanghi said, “You take instructions. We will have to see or we will have to stay. You come back. Unless we see for ourselves, we will not permit this. We will take it up after lunch.”
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has also been filed in the Delhi HC by an NGO named Youth Against Crime. The petition was filed through Advocate Pawan Prakash Pathak; it demands the removal of a scene wherein a clinic is shown where sex determination can be done.
The petitioner further argued that although Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a film that revolves around creating awareness about saving girl child, its trailer has advertised the use of ultrasound machine for sex determination. This is prohibited under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994.
Meanwhile, the judges saw the film’s trailer on Monday. Upon watching it, they said that the film nowhere showed in the trailer that sex determination is a legal offence.