The Delhi High Court refused to entertain a plea seeking a ban on the release of director Homi Adajania’s new movie ‘Finding Fanny’ starring Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor.
The petition had claimed that the use of the word ‘fanny’ in the film’s title and songs was vulgar since it has a sexually explicit meaning in the dictionary and thus its usage will hurt the sentiments of the people.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed the plea saying “It does not warrant interference from this court.” “If you look at the dictionary meaning of your name, it too may have a different meanings”, the court said to the counsel for petitioner.
During the brief proceedings, Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, said the censor board had already cleared the movie and added that the word in question is an American slang. “It is not logical to draw inference about the content of the film by looking at the title alone,’ the ASG said and sought dismissal of the PIL.