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Legal Action Against Kareena Kapoor for ‘Bible’ Pregnancy Book Title

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Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan received a notice from the Madhya Pradesh High Court regarding a petition against her new pregnancy memoir, “Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible.” The notice was sent out in response to a protest against the book’s title using the word “bible” that was brought before the court.
The notice was sent in response to advocate Christopher Anthony’s request to file a complaint against Ms. Khan and the book’s sellers before a single-judge bench of Justice Gurpal Singh Ahluwalia. The actor has been asked to respond by the court as to why the word “bible” was used in the title.

Additionally, notices have been sent to the book sellers after Mr. Anthony’s petition called for the sale of the book to be prohibited.

Mr Anthony, a social worker from Jabalpur, has alleged in his petition that the use of the word “bible” in the book’s title is hurtful to the sentiments of the Christian community. “Bible is the holy book of Christianity all over the world and it is wrong to compare Kareena Kapoor Khan’s pregnancy with the Bible,” he said. Mr Anthony says the actor used the word to gain “cheap publicity” for her book.

The book, published in 2021, chronicles the 43-year-old actor’s pregnancy journey and provides tips for expecting mothers.

The petitioner had first approached the police to register a First Information Report (FIR) against the actor but when they refused to file a case, he moved a lower court to file a complaint against her.

His request was rejected after the court said his petition failed to establish how the use of the word “bible” in the title was offensive. He then moved the Additional Sessions Court which dismissed his petition.

“Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible: The Ultimate Manual for Moms-To-Be” includes tips from experts on diet, fitness, self-care and nursery preparation for expecting mothers.

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