JP Dutta's LOC boomerangs with court case
A court case in Indore suggests that JP Dutta is guilty of disrespecting the Indian flag by placing it wrongly on a coffin in the war epic.india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 13:13 IST
A court case in Indore suggesting that JP Dutta is guilty of disrespecting the Indian flag by placing it wrongly on a coffin in the war epic LOC has perturbed the director.
"What is this? It is unbelievable. Do I have to prove my credentials to anyone? Right now the matter is sub-judice, so I don't want to comment on it," Dutta says.
"But I'll say one thing, I made a film called LOC. I let it run to four hours thereby incurring the wrath of distributors all over the country. I went from city to city talking to the family members of soldiers who had perished in the Kargil war.
"I voluntarily dropped some poignant portions because they were too private and the wounds too raw. I took the biggest financial gamble of my career to tell the world the true story of our jawans at Kargil in 'LOC'.
"I have made a film called Border which to this day evokes a strong sense of patriotism. And now I am guilty of disrespect to an emblem of Indian nationality? Someone somewhere has got the plot wrong. Right now I am too busy editing Umrao Jaan to allow myself the luxury of feeling upset over this matter."
A well-wisher from Dutta's crew said: "These guys who have objected to the flag being placed wrongly in JP saab's film don't know what they are talking about. It's all about camera angles, nothing else."
First Published: Apr 29, 2006 13:13 IST