Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has taken cognizance of complaints against web series Taandav and sought an explanation from Amazon Prime Video, sources said.
The official Twitter page of the movie, featuring Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta, announced the release date and unveiled a new poster on Monday.
The petitioner had sought removal of the voice of the megastar from the caller tune on the ground that the actor himself, along with some family members, had been infected by the virus.
Johar, who is presenting the film via his Dharma Productions along with Apoorva Mehta, took to Twitter to share the first poster of the movie featuring Deverakonda as a boxer.
The FIR says that there are angry outbursts on social media against the content of the web series which was released on January 15 and people are posting its clippings.
Together, these shows mark a resurgence for the actor, who had quit the mainstream in 2010 for some actorly soul-searching.
Rishi Kapoor’s final film Sharmaji Namkeen will be released in theatres this year.
He also recreated the famous Qawwali song Sanu Ik Pal in an R&B/Bollywood space as a tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in 2014. Akull wanted a very ethnic cultural tune for Faraar.
The development came after BJP MP Manoj Kotak on Sunday said he has written to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on the web series.
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar has created, directed and produced the political drama with Himanshu Kishan Mehra and it is written by Gaurav Solanki, best known for "Article 15".
Released in 1999, "Sarfarosh" revolved around an honest police officer Ajay Singh Rathod (Khan), whose life takes a turn when he uncovers a huge conspiracy while investigating arms smuggling in Rajast
In 2003, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists.
As the gorgeous picture of the star speaks for itself, the 'MS Dhoni' star left a flower emoticon as a caption to the post.
The 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' star took to Instagram to share a monochromatic picture of his father and himself, from his childhood days.
Shah, who is married to theatre-film actor Ratna Pathak Shah, said he always believed that his marriage to a Hindu woman would set a "healthy precedent".