National Award winning film’s release stopped

May 21st, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) The release of Malayalam film “Adaminte Makan Abu”, which won four National Awards, was stopped after one of the producers approached a Kerala court and got a stay.

Ashraf Bedi, who approached the Kozhikode vacation court, Saturday said he was cheated by producer and director of the film, Salim Ahamed, who did not mention him as a co-producer when the film’s entry papers were submitted for the National Awards.

“Didn’t you all see in the papers and on TV, the film is mentioned as produced and directed by Salim Ahamed. The truth is that I am a co-producer. The court granted a stay after I produced all the documents to this effect,” said Bedi.

At the 58th National Film Awards, “Adaminte Makan Abu” won the best actor, best film, best photography and the best music awards.

Ahamed did not respond to the controversy.

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