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Kantri gets into controversy
Updated:  07-04-2008

HYDERABAD: Now it is the time for Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti
(MRPS) to raise controversy against Jr NTR's film `Kantri'. After 50
days of the release of the cinema, they found objection as the film
allegedly showing Dr B R Ambedkar in a poor light.
MRPS alleged that the producer of the film haddeliberately hurt the
feelings of the Dalits. Its leader Manda Krishna Madiga demanded that
the three-minutes scene be deleted completely. If the Censor Board did
not rectify the mistake, he warned that Dalit organizations would
organize protests in front of the b oard's office and the cinema halls
screening this film.

According to him, the very opening scene of the film showed the
henchmen of the villain seeking out youths loitering near the statue
of B R Ambedkar for distribution of counterfeit currency. As if this
were not enough, the director captures close-ups of the statue and, in
the given context, this was tantamount to nothing but insulting the
architect of the Constitution, he added.

"Why didn't you show NTR's statue or Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga Rao's
statue", he asked. He demanded that the Censor Board members tender an
apology within 48 hours.

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