‘Bharat’ Faces Controversy In Its Release, Petition Says The Name Hurts ‘Bhartiya’ Sentiments

After hitting the box office by a blockbuster ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, actor Salman Khan is all ready to set a record with his upcoming film ‘Bharat’. The movie had already gained momentum and fans are waiting hard for its release which is scheduled to be on June 05. With the mind-boggling trailer and the songs that hook you by your ears making you match your steps with the tunes, the movie has already created a curiosity in minds of people compelling them to have a watch. But the movie seems to be facing controversy in its name prior to one week its release.

According to the petition filed under Section 3 of the Emblems and Names Act, the use of word ‘Bharat’ is strictly prohibited for commercial or business purposes. The controversy has thus stood upon the name of Salman and Katrina’s yet another movie together. ‘Bharat’ is claimed to have violated the provision and hurt the ‘Bhartiya’ sentiments by comparing the name of the lead role with that of the nation in one of his dialogues.

Reports have suggested that the petition has been moved onto the Delhi High Court for a change in the movie’s name and revocation of the dialogue. The judgment of Delhi HC is awaited and we would see whether the release date of the film remains the same or not.


As to the movie, it is an adaptation of a Korean film ‘Ode To My Father’ starring Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff, Tabu and Nora Fatehi. This is the third collaboration of Salman with filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar after ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ whereas the actor has worked with Katrina many times before.

First, Priyanka’s denial for the movie and then now the ‘name’ controversy. We wish ‘Bharat’ luck for its successful release.



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