Gujarat High Court lifts stay from Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan’s debut film Maharaj

The interim stay on the release of film Maharaj was lifted by Gujarat High Court on Friday. The court stated that the movie, which is Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan’s debut movie, was not targeted at hurting the sentiments of any community.

The movie is based on 1862 libel case involving a Vaishnavite regligious leader and social reformer Karsandas Mulji.

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Some members of the Pushtimarg sect had filed a petition against its release on Netflix, claiming that the film hurts religious sentiments.

The petitioners had claimed that the British-era court in 1862 which decided the libel case castigated the Hindu religion and made blasphemous comments against Lord Krishna as well as certain devotional songs and hymns.

It has been noted by the court that the film has cleared certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and does not target the sect.