IMA sends Legal Notice to Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Akshay Kumar
IMA today sent a Legal Notice calling for removal of objectionable scenes from the movie ‘Gabber is Back’ released on 1st May, 2015.
Padma Shri Awardee Dr A Marthanda Pillai, National President, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr S S Aggarwal, National President-Elect and Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony Secretary General, IMA, in a joint statement said that in accordance with the Cinematograph Act, 1952 and other provisions of law, the Director, Producer and Actor are under the obligation and have a responsibility to ensure that no movie or scene of the movie would incite or likely to incite of commission of any offence.
The said movie scene shows doctors intentionally treating a dead patient to make money. The said intentional scene in the movie has not only lowered the dignity of the medical profession, but has also provoked the public at large against the noble profession of the doctors.
The legal notice says that the Producers, Directors and Actors in order to make money create false sensations in the public, so that the movie becomes a hit, which has caused immense loss to the reputation of the doctors.
The Medical Association has demanded to immediately remove the objectionable scene from the movie ‘Gabber is Back’.
IMA has also sent a notice to the Central Board of Certification, Censor Board to ban the movie with immediate effect till objectionable scenes from the movie are removed.
The Association has also called upon the addressees to tender a written apology in national newspapers to the doctors and pay Rs. 5 crore as compensation for damaging the image of the medical profession.