Arora’s complaint against Actor Akshay Kumar to the National Commission for women
Chandigarh (Gurpreet) - The Punjab State Women Commission refers H.C.Arora’s complaint against Actor Akshay Kumar to the National Commission for women, for necessary action:
HC Lawyer , H.C. Arora, had filed a Complaint in the Punjab State Women Commission, Chandigarh, against Actor Akshay Kumar, and the advertising company, namely “DOLLAR” on September 22, 2021,for using vulgar and double-meaning dialogue in advertisement being displayed in electronic media, for publicity of DOLLAR under garments. The Deputy Director, on behalf of Chairperson of the State Women Commission, has informed Lawyer Arora, vide letter dated October 25th, 2021, that the said complaint has been forwarded by the State Women Commission to the National Commission for Women, for taking necessary action on the complaint as per law.
In his complaint sent to the State Women Commission through e-mail, along with video recording of the advertisement, the complainant had alleged that “an advertisement is being displayed these days on electronic TV channels, particularly INDIA TV, for giving publicity to under garments manufactured by respondent no.2. Respondent no.1 Film Actor is seen in the advertisement, as speaking double-meaning vulgar/obscene dialogue towards the end of the advertisement. A video link to the video containing the above advertisement is stated hereunder:-
The complainant lawyer had further stated that “the concluding dialogue in the above said advertisement is completely vulgar, and if a girl child/ daughter may ask her father, as to what the concluding dialogue in the advertisement means, the father would not be able to explain or disclose to the daughter as to what this dialogue means.”
The lawyer had further stated that “the aforesaid dialogue is quite embarrassing for the parents who may be watching TV along with their daughters. They cannot shut the TV channel, as the advertisement suddenly comes almost every half an hour. The complainant is not in a position to reproduce the said dialogue in the body of this complaint. The video link of the advertisement has however, been reproduced hereinabove. In the interest of maintaining respect towards womanhood, the respondents are required to be directed to stop displaying this advertisement on electronic TV channels with immediate effect, as otherwise too, exhibition of obscene or vulgar advertisement on electronic channels is an offence under the Indian Penal Code and under Information Technology Act.”