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Complaint against KBC for 'defaming' legal profession

Bhopal, PTI | Updated : 01 August 2013, 09:01 AM

A private complaint was filed on Wednesday in a court in Bhopal, alleging promos of the upcoming season of TV quiz-show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' present the legal profession in a derogatory manner.

It names actor Amitabh Bachchan, the show's host, as one of the respondents.

The complaint was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Sanjay Pande by Nasir Ali, legal cell coordinator of `Gondwana Gantantra Party'.

The court has fixed a hearing on August 23 to record the statement of the complainant to decide whether any case can be registered against the respondents.

The show is to be aired on Sony.

Apart from Bachchan, the complaint names Big Synery Media Limited's Managing Director Siddharth Basu and Multi Screen Media Private Limited's Secretary, Rajkumar Bidvatka among others as respondents.

Ali, who is a lawyer, has sought registration of a police case under section 500 (defamation) of Indian Penal Code, and under the Information Technology Act. 

First Published: Thursday, August 01, 2013 08:57 AM
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