Mallika's obscenity case hearing on Tuesday

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Mumbai, Dec 16 (UNI) The Bandra court on tuesday will start hearing thepetition filed against Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat over her obscenity during a dance performance on December 31, 2006.

Mallika had performed a dance item on New Year's eve in a five star hotel of western suburban Mumbai. A social worker Vinod Jain approached Mumbai police seeking action against the celebrity for wearing ''obscene clothes''.

But police failed to take any action against her. Thereafter, he filed a petition in the Bandra court.

It is believed she charged Rs 75 lakh from the organiser for the 45 minutes-long dance performance on new year's eve. She had worn a skin-suit for the performance. Noticing of that video-shooting was on and mediapersons were present at the show, she discontinued the show on New Year's eve at a Mumbai hotel. Earlier, she had instructed the organiser that video shooting and mediapersons should not be allowed for the show.

Mr Jain had seen Sherawat's performance on television channels and was offended. ''The actress was wearing obscene clothes and was dancing in a manner that was very offensive to our culture and women'', he pointed out.

The petition was filed against Sherawat and the organisers of the function under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act in Bandra court.

UNI

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