No one wants to see my film: Ajai Sinha
Ajai Sinha sold his house and office, invested all his savings in an issue-based film called Khap.bollywood Updated: Jul 21, 2011 01:08 IST
Ajai Sinha sold his house and office, invested all his savings in an issue-based film called Khap, but now finds little support for it from the government. The producer-director had been working on another script when he came across a newspaper cutting of a panchayat sentencing a young couple to death for marrying within the 40 villages in the khap and immediately decided to take up the cause cinematically.
"Even the Supreme Court is fighting to get khap panchayats banned. I'd hoped for a tax exemption for Khap, so it could reach out to more people and help eradicate this centuries-old tradition that has been misinterpreted in states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. But none of the politicians want to see or talk about my film because they're afraid their vote bank'll be affected," he says. The movie is due to release on July 29.