Defamation Cases Filed Against Makers Of 'Newton'

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New Delhi:  A criminal complaint and a civil defamation suit has been filed against the makers of critically-acclaimed Bollywood movie ‘Newton’ in a court here for allegedly portraying the Central Reserve Police Force in poor light.

‘Newton’, starring Raj Kumar Rao in lead role, deals with the story of a government clerk who was sent for poll duty in Naxal-hit area of Chhattisgarh. It was India’s official entry for the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category last year.

The defamation suit and the complaint have been filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Arora seeking direction to Manish Mundra, producer of the movie, and Shiladitya Bora, the CEO of production company Drishyam Films, to tender unconditional public apology and compensate the complainant, a soldier, and the CRPF.

The matters are now posted for hearing on March 1.

The criminal defamation complaint has sought deletion of scenes allegedly portraying CRPF in bad light from…

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