Bollywood Actress taken to Court over Kiss

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Posted by MikeyMike at 12:59 am on December 5th, 2006 in Performers, Arts, Geographica, Rants.

Bollywood actress Aishwarya
Rai poses during a product launch

Mon Dec 4, 9:49 AM ET
BHOPAL, India (Reuters Life!)
– A kissing scene from a movie starring Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan has irked a lawyer who has filed a criminal case against them, accusing them of obscenity, he said on Sunday.

Shailendra Dwivedi of Indore, near Bhopal, the capital of central Madhya Pradesh state, said the scene from the movie, titled "Dhoom 2," lowered the dignity of Indian women and gave an obscene message to youth.

"Bollywood actors are conveying vulgarity in the society," Dwivedi told Reuters. "These films cannot be watched with our families, they are so vulgar at times." A local court accepted Dwivedi's petition to punish the actors and said it would hear the petitioner on December 11.

The Indian censor board, which certifies all films, released the movie with a "parental discretion" certificate. A majority of Indians frown upon intimacy in public.

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