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Bollywood resists Raj’s threat

Even as MNS workers are ready to tear down posters of the forthcoming Bachchan films, Bollywood is ready to give a stiff resistance, reports Naomi Canton.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2008 00:44 IST
Naomi Canton

Even as MNS workers are ready to tear down posters of the forthcoming Bachchan films, Bollywood is ready to give a stiff resistance.

Planman Motion Pictures, which has produced Rituparno Ghosh’s The Last Lear starring Amitabh Bachchan, due to be released on Friday, told HT it had no plans to cancel the release across India. “We are going to release the film. The fact that people are tearing down our hoardings is not a sight of a healthy society,” said Shubho Shekhar Bhattacharjee, CEO, PlanMan.

“These people should not disturb our industry and try to ruin a work of art.”He added they had asked for police protection, but expected the matter to “cool down”.

A spokeswoman for Eros International, which is distributing the film Drona starring Amitabh’s son Abhishek, due for release on October 2, also said the release would go ahead as planned.

Sandhya Shetty (30), model and actress said: “Amitabh is from the creative field and this is a political issue. He should not be dragged into politics and people should support his work.”