In a big relief to Mirzapur web series makers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the Allahabad High Court has stayed their arrest.
In a big relief to Mirzapur web series makers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the Allahabad High Court has stayed their arrest. The court has issued a notice to the state government and complainant who filed an FIR against the makers, seeking a reply.
On January 17, an FIR was filed at Mirzapur Kotwali Dehat police station against the makers. The complainant stated that the web series presented Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh in a bad light. Objection was also raised on the way it has been projected.
A bench of Justice MK Gupta and Justice Virendra Kumar division issued the observations.
Earlier, the Supreme Court issued a notice on a petition filed by a Noida-based lawyer alleging that the show 'Mirzapur' is maligning the image of the place in Uttar Pradesh. The SC notice has been issued to Amazon Prime.
A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde after a brief hearing in the matter issued a notice on the plea Centre, Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and Amazon Prime Video.
The web-series is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under their banner Excel Media and Entertainment.
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