The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday received a complaint against actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and director Rajkumar Hirani for using "cheap dialogues" against women and sex workers in the upcoming movie SANJU. The NCW said it has forwarded the complaint to the Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The complaint has been filed by advocate Gaurav Gulati who in a letter said that derogatory remarks have been made against sex workers as well as on women in the movie. Starring Ranbir Kapoor and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, SANJU is based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt. It is slated to release on Friday.
"As per the trailer, there are highly outrageous and derogatory dialogues being delivered between Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma," the letter said about a scene where Anushka asks Kapoor how many women he (Sanjay Dutt) has slept with, to which he says over 300 women including prostitutes.
"In the name of biography, these Bollywood celebrities are mocking the under-privileged sex workers as well as misguiding the youth just to polish the image of a person. "By watching the trailer of the aforesaid movie, it is crystal clear that they are showing women as sex slaves and changed the whole identity of the women," it added. Gulati has also asked the Commission to summon Ranbir, Anushka along with the writer, director and producer of the movie and requested the Censor Board to delete the controversial dialogue.