Hindus in the US, who are protesting against the release of controversial film The Love Guru, have appealed to a top American rating body for assigning the movie grade NC-17 so that nobody under 17 can watch it.
The movie currently has PG-13 rating provided by the Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) of the US which means parents are strongly cautioned, some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Hindu groups are protesting against the release of the movie, alleging it lampoons their religion and beliefs. The film allegedly portrays guru (teacher), who is sacred and associated with the divine as per the Hindu religious beliefs, in a bad light.
The Love Guru is a comedy starring Mike Myers of Austin Powers fame and is set to be released on June 20. The main character in the film is raised in an ashram in India and then moves to the US as Guru Pitka to seek fame and fortune.