7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
World News

Rai in new kissing row

NEW DELHI: Bollywood megastar Aishwarya Rai has been summoned to explain an "obscene" kissing scene, just days after a similar row engulfed Hollywood's Richard Gere.

Rai, who married into the Indian film industry's most famous family last week, was ordered to appear before a district court over a scene in which she is kissed lightly on the cheek.

Her Dhoom-II co-star Hrithik Roshan and the owners of a cinema that screened the film have also been summoned to Muzaffarpur court in the eastern state of Bihar on May 30.

"The court also sent notices to the Bihar government for allowing screening of the film despite its 'obscene' content," a court official said. He said the judge handed out the orders after a lawyer argued the film "offended public sensibility".

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