Case in Bihar court against top celebrities for endorsing Dream11

Patna | Updated: 12 April, 2023 3:12 pm IST
The activist has accused the celebrities of playing with the future of the youth by promoting online gaming apps, which are leading to the addiction of gambling among the youth.
The activist has accused the celebrities of playing with the future of the youth by promoting online gaming apps, which are leading to the addiction of gambling among the youth.

Patna: A legal complaint has been filed against Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, and cricketers Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.

Tamanna Hashmi, a social activist, has accused them of promoting online gaming apps, including IPL Dream 11, and luring the youth and children of the country into the addiction of gambling. The complaint has been accepted by the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Muzaffarpur, which has set a date for the hearing on April 22.

The activist has accused the celebrities of playing with the future of the youth by promoting online gaming apps, which are leading to the addiction of gambling among the youth.

She has also accused them of misleading the public and encouraging them to indulge in gambling through their association with these apps. The complaint states that Aamir Khan’s association with these apps is luring the young generation into gambling, which can have serious consequences on their mental and financial well-being.

The case has brought the issue of online gambling and its impact on the youth to the forefront, raising awareness about the need for stricter regulations and guidelines to prevent the exploitation of vulnerable individuals, especially minors.

The outcome of the legal proceedings will determine the next steps in this case. If the accused are found guilty, they could face legal consequences, including fines and penalties.

However, the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) court is known for accepting such headline-grabbing complaints against high-profile individuals. In December last year, a complaint petition was filed before the court seeking registration of an FIR against Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, producer Aditya Chopra, and director Siddharth Anand on the charges of “hurting religious sentiments” of Hindus in a song of their upcoming film ‘Pathaan’. The petition was filed by city-based lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha.

 

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