Good Newwz starring Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh & Kiara Advani is all set to hit the theatre screens today. The Raj Mehta directorial being stated as the ‘biggest goof up of the year’ has received rave reviews from critics and the pre-release buzz have been massive too! However, a roadblock has hit the comedy drama now, as a PIL has been filed in a Karnataka court, seeking a stay.
Yes, you heard it right! According to a report by The News Nation, a Mysuru man, Mir Sameem Raza, who is the President of a Mysuru-based NGO called Yes Trust, has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Karnataka court seeking its stay. The PIL states that the movie misdirects people and will dwindle their trusts on private IVF centres, and its working.
For the unversed, the movie showcases two couples with similar surnames ‘Batra’, who opt for IVF technology at a private centre but the goof up begins when their sperms get exchanged. The petition filed is against the same subject. “The movie is about two childless couples, who come for IVF treatment, and the sperms get exchanged. This is bound to create a lot of confusion and uncertainty about the credibility of IVF treatment itself. As childless couples are already under immense social and psychological pressure, this may further cause emotional disturbance for them,” the petition reads.
Furthermore, it is being mentioned that the Akshay Kumar starrer endorses the particular IVF centre, showcased in the film. “The lead actors of this film are endorsing that this type of mix-up does not happen at Indira IVF Center, which creates doubts in the minds of people about the credibility of other IVF treatment centres across India. The petitioner has absolutely no reservation for somebody making an effort to increase the credibility of Indira IVF but not at the cost of the others in the field. This is the wrong type of product placement,” further adds the petition.
It is also being said that the PIL questions the working of the CBFC and questions why it passed a movie like Good Newwz for release. The Karnataka court will be hearing the matter today, and deliver the verdict to whether a stay should be granted or not.