Gujarat High Court stays release of Aamir Khan’s son Junaid Khan’s debut film Maharaj

The Gujarat High Court has stayed the release of Junaid Khan’s debut movie Maharaj, until his next hearing.

The movie, produced by Yashraj Films and slated for release on Netflix today, has been halted by an ad-interim order issued by Justice Sangeetha K Vishen.


The court has also issued notices to YRF, Netflix India, and other parties involved.

The film was scheduled to stream on OTT giant from June 14 onwards.

The decision of stay comes in response to a plea filed on behalf of devotees of Lord Krishna and followers of the Pustimarg sect, who argued that the movie could disrupt public order and incite violence against their sect and the Hindu religion.

It has been claimed by the petitioners that the movie is based on Libel Case of 1862, which included severely blasphemous remarks about Hinduism.

The matter is now scheduled for further hearing on June 18.