Date: 28th March 2001
Top Bollywood actress SONALI BENDRE was arrested - because a dress she wore 'insulted Hinduism'.
The star was released on bail after payment of 1,200 rupees (£18), and will now have to wait for the next hearing of the case for which a date has yet to be fixed.
An investigating police officer says the case related to a photograph of Bendre in the March 1998 issue of film publication SHOWTIME. He says, "She was semi-nude in the picture, and the dress she was wearing had Hindu religious symbols."
The then-coalition state government, which comprised the right- wing Hindu party SHIV SENA and the Hindu nationalist BHARATIYA JANATA Party, asked the Bombay police to register a case against the actress.
Bendre is a popular Bollywood figure, who has starred in blockbusters like SARFAROSH (1999) (PATRIOT) with leading star AAMIR KHAN (RP/WNWCYA/NFA)