Divya Spandana, better known as Remya, is facing sedition charges. A lawyer from Kodagu in Karnataka has filed a private civil complaint against the actress-turned-politician for her remarks that 'Pakistan is not hell'.
The actor had attended a SAARC event in Pakistan recently and on returning to India had made the comment. Referring to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that "going to Pakistan is like going to hell", Remya said, "Pakistan is not hell. People there are just like us. They treated us very well."
The lawyer, Katnamane Vittal Gowda, said that he was "appalled" that Remya had praised Pakistan.
Remya has been a member of Congress since 2011 and a former lawmaker from Mandya. The case will be heard on Saturday.