NGO demands ban on Ek Thi Daayan

  • PTI, Jamshedpur
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  • Updated: Apr 20, 2013 12:41 IST
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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.

 

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