The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea on May 12 by the producers of the controversial multilingual film ‘The Kerala Story’ against the West Bengal government’s ban on the screening of the film.
Senior advocate Harish Salve mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha.
Salve said the petition challenged the ban by the West Bengal government and the “de facto” ban in Tamil Nadu.
The bench said on Tuesday it had posted a separate plea on May 15 challenging the Kerala High Court’s order refusing to stay the film’s release, and a fresh plea would also be heard on that day.
However, the bench agreed to list the petition for hearing on May 12 after Salve said, “We are losing money every day.” Adah Sharma starrer ‘The Kerala Story’ was released on May 5.
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