With the recent rise in cases of religious intolerance and mob lynching, 49 film personalities–including Anurag Kashyap, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aparna Sen, and others–had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking stronger action against such cases. 

Consequently, over 60 celebrities–including Kangana Ranaut, Prasson Joshi, Madhur Bhandarkar, and others–had written a counter open-letter blaming the 49 signatories of ‘selective outrage’, and attempting to ‘foist a FALSE NARRATIVE’. 

However, as per reports, now a case of sedition, public nuisance, and more, has been filed against nine of the original 49 signatories in a Bihar court. The petitioner, Sudhir Kumar Ojha, has stated that by writing the open letter, the signatories have ‘tarnished the image of the country, undermined the impressive performance by PM’ and supported ‘secessionist tendencies’. 

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The petitioner has also named Kangana Ranaut, Madhur Bhandarkar, and Vivek Agnihotri as ‘witnesses’. 


Reportedly, the first hearing of the case may take place on August 03. As of now, no celebrity has responded to the petition.