Shilpa Shetty And Richard Gere Kissing Incident: Obscenity Case Against The Actress Dismissed By Mumbai Court

A Mumbai court has declined a petition filed against a magistrate's order dissertating Shilpa Shetty over Richard Gere kissing her at a public event.

In 2007, Shilpa Shetty was in the controversy over a kissing scene with Richard Gere. According to the most recent sources, a Mumbai sessions court denied a petition on Monday challenging a magistrate’s decision to clear Shilpa of charges stemming from Richard kissing her in public in 2007. For those who are unaware, Richard kissed Shetty on the cheeks during an AIDS awareness workshop in Rajasthan to promote the idea that HIV cannot be transmitted by kissing.

Later, a complaint was filed against Richard and Shetty under sections 4 and 6 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, section 67 of the Information Technology Act, and sections 292, 293, and 294 of the Indian Criminal Code. According to the most recent information on this, the session court now upholds the decision to discharge the actress. SC Jadhav, additional sessions judge, denied the MRA Marg police’s appeal against the magistrate court’s ruling.

Last year in January, Shilpa Shetty was discharged from the case after metropolitan magistrate Ketaki Chavan observed that the charges levelled against her were groundless. In its order, the court said, “On reading the complaint, it seems that the present accused, i.e., Shilpa Shetty, is the victim of alleged acts of accused No. 1 (Gere).” In her plea, the Dhadkan actress called herself a victim of malicious proceedings and harassment. According to the reports, Shilpa said she would file a separate proceeding against the complainant for initiating a false case.

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