Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh over nude photographs on social media, an official said. This comes a day after a complaint was filed with at the Chembur police station seeking action against the actor over his nude photoshoot.
The complainant stated the actor has hurt the sentiments of women and insulted their modesty through his photographs. It demanded the registration of a case against the actor under the Information Technology Act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
FIR against Ranveer Singh
The complaint read, “Ranveer Singh’s pictures were clicked in such manner that any male or female will feel ashamed about it.”
The complainant claimed the actor’s images had offended women’s feelings and disrespected their modesty, urging the police to file an FIR in the case.
The complaint said that actors are known as “nayak” in India and have a sizable fan base, adding that some people even revere them as gods. According to the NGO, actors cannot perform acts that hurt people’s feelings. It added, “We always support that there should be freedom of speech and expression that doesn’t mean that you should roam nude in the society.”
Singh’s viral photo series features him nude with well-groomed hair, sitting on a carpet and nonchalantly posing for the camera. The photoshoot is a tribute to ’70s pop icon Burt Reynolds who also went nude in the 1972 shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine. While Ranveer’s fans and colleagues are hyped about his confidence, others have resorted to hilarious memes – plastering the actor’s poses on classic paintings and using his expressions for relatable situations.
In his interview with the magazine, where he was dubbed as ‘the last Bollywood superstar’, Singh spoke about baring it all and silently echoing the theme of his photoshoot, “It’s so easy for me to be physically naked, but in some of my performances I’ve been d**n f**king naked. You can see my f**king soul. How naked is that? That’s being actually naked. I can be naked in front of a thousand people, I don’t give a sh*t. It’s just that they get uncomfortable.”
Meanwhile, Singh was last seen in Jayeshbahi Jordaar alongside Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah. His upcoming films include Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus and Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.
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