Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh's recent nude photoshoot garnered a lot of attention online. While everyone has been talking about it by and large, it seems to have hurt some sentiments. A complaint has been filed by an NGO with the Chembur Police Station.
The Mumbai Police, on July 25, received two applications to register a First Information Report (FIR) against the actor for "hurting sentiments of women" by posting nude photos online. A woman lawyer and an office-bearer of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) situated in the east Mumbai suburb separately filed the complaint petitions at the Chembur police station.
The complaint against Ranveer Singh said, "We are an NGO working towards betterment of the society especially education of kids and farm widows in the name of...''
It further stated, "We always support that there should be freedom of speech and expression but that doesn't mean that you should roam nude in the society. The actors in India are called Nayak and the people of India follow them, in some part of India and people even worship them as God. By doing such acts the actors like Ranveer Singh try to get cheap publicity at the cost of sentiments of the people."
A day after Ranveer's photos appeared on Paper Magazine, the actor shared them on his own Instagram. He was praised by fellow actors and followers, many of whom called him “brave” for being unapologetically himself. However, many also criticised him for “indecent behaviour”.