21 April, 2021

“People Who Have Spoken Up For Me Have Received ‘Be Careful’ Messages”

“People Who Have Spoken Up For Me Have Received ‘Be Careful’ Messages”

Excerpts from an interview with Bhobishyoter Bhoot director Anik Dutta

Now that the SC has directed the West Bengal chief secretary and director-general of police to ensure proper arrangement security to facilitate the screening of the film….

The way they have been going about with the film, I can’t vouch that they won’t try and find some loopholes, but I don’t think they ignore this (the SC dir­ective) at all. I think they (movie theatre owners) will try to delay the process as this is election time too. They could use a pretence, saying we have big releases scheduled and so on. They were under pressure. Our legal team is taking care of it and we have been attending protest marches and doing our bit on social media. The mainstream local media initially avoided the issue as much as possible but some have finally talked about freedom of expression etc…The media has been badly capped…it is a quid pro quo.

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