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Maharashtra bans Deshdrohi
Syed Firdaus Ashraf in Mumbai | November 12, 2008 23:10 IST
Last Updated: November 13, 2008 19:27 IST
The Maharashtra government has banned the film, Deshdrohi, for two months in the state, fearing a breakdown in law and order.
It is learnt that the film producer will move the court against the ban. The movie is slated to release on November 14.
The move came after the Mumbai police suggested that the film should not be allowed to screen as it could promote enmity and vitiate the already-volatile atmosphere.
The controversial film, starring actor Kamaal Khan, deals about the injustice meted out to North Indians in Mumbai.
Kamaal has made Bhojpuri films and this is his first venture in Hindi films. He owns a garment company, Kamaal Fashions, in New Delhi [Images] and Noida.
Top police officers had watched 'Deshdrohi' on November 8. They had asked Kamaal Khan for a separate screening before the film's release in view of the MNS' anti-North Indian campaign.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) K L Prasad, Additional Director Generals D Shivanandan, Ahmed Javed were among the top police officers who watched the film.
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