Free Legal Aid Committee (FLAC), an NGO engaged in spreading awareness against superstition of daayan (witch), demanded a ban on Emraan Hashmi's film Ek Thi Daayan. Kannan Iyer’s Ek Thi Daayan, a supernatural film, features Emraan Hashmir, Huma Qureshi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Kalki Koechlin.
Prem Chand alias Premji of FLAC, said he had recently written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee demanding immediate ban on the film as it glorifies the superstition.
The Emraan Hashmi starrer, directed by Kannan Iyer and co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj, as well as tele-serials being telecast on the theme will "only glorify the culprits engaged in inflicting mental and physical torture on innocent women on the pretext of being a witch," Premji told reporters here.
He said that 14 states including Bihar, Bengal, Odisha, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana were affected by this problem.