Karan Johar's Dostana in trouble

Karan Johar’s Dostana was in the news lately for the promo, which showed John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan as gays. The trailer sent tremors in Bollywood. But later it was learnt that it was just a promotional campaign and the two actors are not playing gays in the film. However, now, the film is in deep controversy, not due to the gay projection but due to its junior artistes.
The Temple of Human Dignity- Bharatiya Cine Shrishty Manav Adhikar Santhan (a human rights organisation) has complained to the CBI and the Mumbai Police that for his upcoming film Dostana, Karan Johar has employed a few foreign junior artistes who do not have a work permit.

The complaint letter dated September 12, signed by the President of the organisation, Banty Srivastava, states: “On going through the documents of some of your hired dancers in Dostana, none of them seem to be on proper work permit. They have obtained tourist visas for either cultural or dance performances. There is only one British national who is on a proper work permit. However, we are still not sure whether you are working with these dancers.” A copy of the letter has been sent to Karan’s company Dharma Productions, the Film Producers Guild of India and Film Federation & Association.
When asked about it, Karan was his usual calm self. He said, “I don’t get into such things in my office. Speak to Manoj Mitra.” When contacted, Manoj, the Production Head in Dharma Productions said that the complaint was baseless. He said, “We have hired 40 dancers for a song in Dostana but each one of them had a work permit. We have not hired anybody illegally.”

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