The Delhi High Court has asked the makers of Jayeshbhai Jordaar to show the complete sex determination scene in the film. On Monday, the court heard a petition to remove the scene from the film and ordered the producers to show the relevant portions; otherwise, the scene’s permission will be denied. The Ranveer Singh-starring film will be released in theatres on May 13, 2022.
The Delhi High Court has warned the filmmakers of Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, not to trivialise the illegal practise of foetal sex determination in the film. As a result, they requested that they show the relevant portions to the court. If they do not, the court will not allow the scene to take place.
Reportedly, a Bar and Bench report by Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi said, “You take instructions. You come back. We will have to see or we will have to stay. Unless we see for ourselves, we will not permit this. We will take it up after lunch.”
After viewing the trailer for Jayeshbhai Jordaar, the Court judges concluded that the film fails to clearly highlight the fact that sex determination is illegal in India. “You see there is nothing to show that the lady is taken clandestinely or that this is not legal or actors are aware (in the scene) that it is an offence. What is coming out is that any pregnant woman can be taken to a centre with a sonogram machine and this can be done in a routine manner,” said the judges.
“Don’t trivialise it to show that anybody can walk into any clinic and get it done. The dramatisation should be that they are aware (that it is illegal) but it is still being done,” they added.