Jeesh! I thought India was more progressive than Pakistan.
Such cases against celebrities Ã¢â‚¬â€ often filed by publicity seekers Ã¢â‚¬â€ are common in conservative India. They add to a backlog of legal cases in the country that has nearly crippled the judicial system.
I wish they would have explained the above paragraph more – maybe even some citations. Because knowing that they are “frivolous” lawsuits makes a difference. Was the case in Pakistan (linked above) also a “frivolous” case? Did the case get sensationalized here by leaving some facts out of the story?
Are these people really subject to jail time, or is this just making something out of nothing?
I know I have at least a dozen readers from India – what do you think?
As always, anonymous comments (as long as they are polite) are welcome.
NEW DELHI – Three lawyers filed complaints in Indian courts against actor Richard Gere and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty for kissing at a public function, a news report said Wednesday.