Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:39:58 GMT | By PTI

HC dismisses petition against Bachchan

The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition, which had accused the Bollywood superstar of having made a “derogatory” remark about the Holy Quran in 'Kaun Banega Crorepati’


HC dismisses petition against Bachchan (© Reuters)

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a petition, which had accused Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan of having made a “derogatory” remark “with malicious intention” about the Holy Quran in a more than a year-old episode of game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’.

The petition filed by Jhansi resident Mudassir Ullah Khan, who had taken exception to the use of the phrase racha gaya” (composed) in the context of the Holy Quran by Bachchan in the episode aired on 28 September, 2011 was dismissed by Justice Manoj Misra.

The petitioner had contended that the Holy Quran was “neither written nor created by anybody, rather it came into existence/revealed by Allah (God) Himself” and hence the use of the phrase “racha gaya” was tantamount to “a serious offence” as Bachchan was a “popular figure” and “words used by him affects all communities”.

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