After ‘The Story of Kerala’, Row on ‘The West Bengal Daily’; BJP says Mamata government ‘suppresses free speech’
The BJP said that the TMC government was trying to “intimidate” director Sanoj Mishra as the film was targeted at CM Mamata Banerjee. (Image: PTI/File)
West Bengal Police issued a notice to director Sanoj Mishra claiming that he is trying to “smear” the state with this film and that he is due to appear for questioning in Kolkata on May 30.
An initial ban on Kerala’s history in West Bengal it created quite a stir before it was allowed to be released in the state. Now, a controversy has erupted over a film that has yet to be released, The West Bengal Dailywith the police issuing a notice to the director claiming that he was trying to “smear” the state with this film.
Meanwhile, the BJP attacked the government headed by Mamata Banerjee, saying it was trying to muzzle free speech once again, as it had done when Kerala’s history was released in the country. The crocus field said that the TMC was trying to “intimidate” the director, as the film was directed at the prime minister. In fact, the head of the BJP’s IT cell, Amit Malviya, even shared a clip from the film’s trailer and said nothing in it. incorrect.
Hailing from Maharashtra, filmmaker Sanoj Mishra has directed The West Bengal Daily. It is presented by Wasim Rizvi Films and written and produced by Jitendra Narayan Singh. The film claims to be based on “true events”. Jitendra Narayan Singh, a former Wasim Rizvi and former Chairman of the Shia Waqf Board, converted to Hinduism in December 2021.
According to police sources, Mishra received a notice under Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to appear for questioning at Amherst Street Police Station in Kolkata on 30 May. An FIR has been registered under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Information Technology Act and the Cinematography Act.
But Mishra denied that he was trying to smear West Bengal, saying the film was real. “My intention is not to denigrate the image of the State. We’ve only shown facts in the film that are well-investigated,” he said. YEARS. She added that shooting of her film had not finished yet and the crew would likely submit it to the Central Board of Film Certification next month.
#LOOK | Sanoj Mishra, director of Hindi film “The Diary of West Bengal” talks about the notice served to him by West Bengal Police alleging that the director is trying to smear Bengal with this film, he says, “My intention is not to smear the image of the state We have… https://t.co/N00BlnwqOx pic.twitter.com/SOrakPdjCe– ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2023
Malviya said the film represented the “lived experience of many” in West Bengal. “After a failed attempt to ban The Kerala Story (the film is not yet in theaters because the owners are being threatened with punitive action, if they do), Mamata Banerjee’s management is now bullying the director and producer of The Diary of West Bengal, a film based on true events, about the prevailing condition in the state. Notice to filmmakers is unnecessary as nothing in the trailer seems factually wrong. It is a lived experience of many in Bengal,” he tweeted.
He added: “Mamata Banerjee should stop muzzling free speech and expression. She runs a vile and decrepit government and it is a matter of time before the people of Bengal reduce her regime to dust.”
After a failed attempt to ban The Kerala Story (the film is not yet in theaters because the owners are being threatened with punitive action if they do), Mamata Banerjee’s management is now intimidating the director and producer of The Diary of West Bengal, a film based on… https://t.co/Z4O5uHAOWX pic.twitter.com/seq0QL6VR1— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) May 26, 2023
According to a report published by trendswirethe narrator in the film’s trailer claims that Bengal has become a “second Kashmir” for “disorganized Hindus”, while a character alleges that “Mamata’s love for Rohingya Muslims” is forcing Hindus to leave their homes. The trailer also highlights the so-called appeasement policy of the TMC government, which has led to restrictions on Hindu festivals.