On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court refused to grant interim relief to actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor in an FIR filed against them for allegedly using severe profanity in the AIB Roast, which many consider to be a turning point in Indian comedy.
However, Santosh Dundkar, who filed the complaint claimed the show was “vulgar, obscene and pornographic.”
In February 2015, FIRs were filed against Kapoor, Singh, filmmaker Karan Johar, comedy group AIB and actresses Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone among many other notable figures for obscenity. All of them had participated, either in an active or a passive way in the event. While the Bombay High Court had granted interim relief to all the accused back then, now fresh reports claim that the court has denied interim relief to Kapoor and Singh who provided the ‘exclamation point’ to the AIB Roast.
Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor approached the High Court earlier this year after they received summons from the Pune police, directing them to visit the police station for questioning and recording their statements. They claimed in their plea that the FIRs against them bore an ulterior motive. They also alleged that the FIRs were filed with a mischievous and mala fide intent, and sought that the same be quashed.