New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has not interfered in the issue of the screening of the film 'Teen Kanya', which is said to be based on the Park Street rape case, and called it campaign by a certain section of the media to malign the administration with misinformation.
"I will give you an example of how such concocted stories in which the government has no role to play, are being spread with ulterior motive. It has been reported that government has banned one particular film from public viewing. The government has never interfered in this issue was clearly indicated by the State Home Secretary," Banerjee posted on her official Facebook page.
She said "for the last several months, it is becoming clear that one section of the so-called media has been raising non-issues, for their own vested interests - the sole purpose for which is to malign the present government with disinformation, misinformation and concocted stories, done in collusion with political parties like CP(I)M and Congress."
She gave a list of all the places where the film is running and said "if the government is determined to ban the film, how is it possible that it is being shown at all these places? Obviously, the answer is that it is a well-designed campaign against the government to embarrass and humiliate it." ...more
07:29 PM, Nov 05, 2012
Kolkata: Director Agnideb Chattopadhyay, whose Bengali movie 'Teen Kanya' was banned in state-run Star theatre for being 'anti-government', Sunday said the theatre has withdrawn its decision. But the theatre authorities rejected Chattopadhyay's claim. "The distributors of my movie said that they have been informed by the Star authorities that the film ('Teen Kanya') will be screened from Sunday evening onwards. I am very happy at the turn of events," Chattopadhyay...
06:37 PM, Nov 04, 2012
Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government is under fire for allegedly stopping the screening of Bengali film 'Teen Kanya', at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation-owned Star Cinema hall. The movie has scenes which refer to the Park Street Rape case - a raw spot for the West Bengal Chief Minister who faced stinging criticism over her comments against the victim. At the cinema hall, audiences who had come to purchase tickets were...
09:34 PM, Nov 03, 2012