Actor Ranveer Singh revealed that one of the photographs believed to be from his controversial nude photoshoot was morphed and does not belong to him. The photograph was claimed to be a part of the actor’s nude photoshoot for Paper magazine. In the morphed photograph, his private parts were allegedly visible.
Based on the morphed photograph, the Mumbai Police registered an FIR against Ranveer Singh on charges of obscenity on July 26. The case was registered under sections of the Information Technology Act pertaining to obscenity and insulting the modesty of women.
The FIR was registered on the basis of a complaint made by an office-bearer of an NGO. The complainant claimed that Singh “hurt the sentiments of women in general and insulted their modesty through his photographs.”
Ranveer Singh Nude Photoshoot Update
The actor made his statement during his questioning in the case on August 29. Singh claimed that the particular photograph was morphed and was not part of the seven images he uploaded on his social media account.
The police sent the photograph to the forensic science laboratory to confirm whether it was morphed. If the photograph has been morphed, then Singh will likely get a clean chit as the FIR was registered based on a complaint that his private parts were visible in the photograph.
The photographs uploaded by Singh on his Instagram account do not come under the definition of obscenity as no private parts were visible.
According to a police officer, Singh said in his statement that the seven photographs he posted on Instagram were not obscene and he was wearing underwear. The officer said, “He [Singh] added that the photograph in which the complaint had alleged that his ‘private parts were visible’ was morphed”.
The officer also informed that Singh provided the police with all of the photos taken during the photoshoot. The police team checked his Instagram posts which did not contain the photograph given by the complainant.
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