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Kareena Kapoor Khan served notice over ‘bible’ in pregnancy book title

Advocate Christopher Anthony, who filed the petition, said using the word ‘bible’ in the book’s title hurt the Christians’ sentiments and alleged that the actor did it for ‘cheap publicity’. 

Kareena Kapoor Khan (Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Twinkle Roy

INDIAN actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has been slapped with a notice by a court in the central state of Madhya Pradesh over a petition against her pregnancy memoir Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible: The ultimate manual for moms-to-be

A bench of the court comprising Justice Gurpal Singh Ahluwalia issued the notice after an advocate named Christopher Anthony filed the petition to register a case against the actor, a co-author of the book, and the book’s sellers over the use of the word ‘Bible’ in the book’s title.

The court has solicited a response from Kapoor Khan over the same. The sellers were also issued notices after Anthony sought a ban on the book’s sale in the petition.

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Anthony, who is also a social worker from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, alleged in his petition that the presence of the word ‘Bible’ in the book’s title is hurtful towards the sentiments of the Christian community.

“Bible is the holy book of Christianity all over the world and it is wrong to compare Kareena Kapoor Khan’s pregnancy with the Bible,” he said, according to an NDTV report. The advocate alleged that Kapoor Khan used the word to gain “cheap publicity” for her book, which was published in 2021.

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The publication chronicles the 43-year-old actor’s pregnancy journey and provides tips for expecting mothers. Kapoor Khan is married to veteran Indian actor Saif Ali Khan and the couple have two sons.

Anthony had first gone to the police to register a first information report against the actor but when they refused, he moved a lower court. There too, his request was rejected after the court said that his petition failed to establish how the word ‘Bible’ caused an offence. The advocate yet didn’t give up and went to the additional sessions court which too dismissed the petition, the NDTV report added.

Anthony then moved the high court which sent the notice to the actor.

The next hearing of the case is likely on July 1.

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