Yash Raj Films thanks judiciary for allowing Maharaj release, issues statement: 'We have never produced a film that...'

Hours after the Gujarat High Court lifted the stay on the debut film of Aamir Khan's son Junaid Khan, Maharaj, the producer of the film issued a statement.

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Yash Raj Films thanks judiciary for allowing Maharaj release, issues statement: 'We have never produced a film that...'
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Yash Raj Films, the producer of Maharaj, that starred Aamir Khan's son, Junaid Khan in his debut film, thanked judiciary for lifting the interim stay at the film. Hours after the stay lifted, the producer issued a statement, clarifying their stand on the film. 

On the social media handles, YRF shared a statement that reads, "We are grateful to the judiciary for allowing the release of Maharaj, a film that celebrates one of the most important social reformers of our country, Karsandas Mulji. Karsandas, a hero and a devout Vaishnav, stood for righteousness, protected women and safeguarded his community and faith. Maharaj is a tribute to his indomitable fighting spirit and his courage to be on the right side of history. Yash Raj Films has a 50-year-old legacy of championing India, its stories, its people, culture & heritage. We have never produced a film that has tarnished the reputation of our country or our countrymen. Hope you watch Maharaj and join us in saluting Karsandas.Thank You."


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The Gujarat High Court on Friday lifted the interim stay to the release of Maharaj, debut film of Bollywood star Aamir Khan's son Junaid, observing that there is nothing derogatory in the movie and it does not target the Pushtimarg sect as alleged. In her order on Friday, the judge noted that the movie has been certified by CBFC and it does not target the sect. 

The film is based on an 1862 libel case involving a Vaishnavite religious leader and social reformer Karsandas Mulji. Some members of the Pushtimarg sect had filed a petition against its release on Netflix, claiming that it hurts religious sentiments. Justice Sangeeta Vishen had on June 13 given an interim stay to the release of the movie on the OTT platform.

(With inputs from PTI)

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