‘Pratha’ producer Sanlisa Patel sat on dharna


Bhubaneswar: Odia movie Pratha producer Sanlisa Patel sat n dharna producer of Odia movie Pratha Thursday sat on a dharna near Lower PMG demanding fulfillment of her five point charter of demands.

The demands include -one cinema hall in each block headquarters, mandatory screening of Odia films in every theatre for a certain period, and formation of regulatory body to address producers’ grievances among others. It also includes streamlining of distribution systems and security of films and makers both on and offline.

On the occasion Patel said, “I sought assistance from people concerned to release my movie on December 14 across the state. But nobody has come forward to help me in this regard.”

She added “I request the government to fulfill the demands or else, the protest will continue for an indefinite period.”

As per report some protesters had damaged the posters of Pratha and opposed its release in Jharsuguda. This made the producer remove the movie from several cinema halls.

Sanlisa had earlier directly blamed Manoj Mishra, a prominent actor from western Odisha, for this act.

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