A Supreme Court lawyer on Wednesday sent a legal notice seeking cancellation of the censor board certificate of recently released film "No Dorai" and halting the screening of the film.
Supreme Court lawyer Md Hujjatul Islam sent the legal notice to five people alleging that the film hurt Muslim religious sentiment.
The notice asked the secretary of Information Ministry, secretary of Law Ministry, the film's producer Mahbub Rahman, director Tanim Rahman Angshu and screenwriter Shyamal Sengupta to take necessary measures by the next 48 hours, otherwise a writ will be filed in the High Court.
It also states, "The film describes Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) and his wife Hazrat Ayesha (ra). Some parts of the film are indecent and unethical, which will hurt the religious sentiment of Muslims.
"The director, producer and screenwriter deliberately made the film with a religiously provocative topic just for cheap publicity. The legal notice seeks cancellation of the censor board certificate of "No Dorai" and halting the film's screening. Those involved with the making of this film should apologize to the Muslim community."
Regarding the legal notice, lawyer Md Hujjatul Islam said, "There are bold scenes in the movie that can be considered first among Bangladeshi films. It cannot be said for certain that the movie is family friendly."
Earlier, the censor board found "objectionable" dialogues in the film before approving it. But the movie was approved by the board after making some corrections.
"No Dorai" was released in eight cinema halls across the country on November 29.