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Complaints filed against Slumdog Millionaire in Goa

A right wing Hindu outfit has filed complaints against the producer, writers and directors of Slumdog Millionaire, alleging the Oscar-nominated film shows Indian culture in bad light and has hurt religious sentiments of a particular community.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2009 15:12 IST

A right wing Hindu outfit has filed complaints against the producer, writers and directors of

Slumdog Millionaire

, alleging the Oscar-nominated film shows Indian culture in bad light and has hurt religious sentiments of a particular community.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), in its complaints, has accused producer Christian Colson, writers Simon Beaufoy and Vikas Swarup and directors Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandon of "hurting religious sentiments".

"The movie has shown Lord Rama and the Indian Culture in poor light thus hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus," HJS spokesman Jayesh Thali said.

The HJS has filed three different police complaints in the cities of Panaji, Mapusa and Margao.

The outfit's sympathiser Nanda Nagvekar from Margao has lodged a complaint at the local police station, while two other complaints were filed by the organisation itself.

"These complaints have demanded that the police take immediate action against the offenders as per the provisions of law, and ban the screening of the film in the jurisdiction of the respective police stations," Thali said.

Earlier on January 26, the HJS had demonstrated against the movie at INOX theatre in Panaji.

A week before their demonstration, Shiv Sena had attacked the multiplex demanding immediate withdrawl of the movie and 12 Shiv Sainiks were arrested in this connection.