Slum dwellers protest against Slumdog Millionare in Patna

January 28th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Patna, Jan.28 (ANI): Slum dwellers took to the streets in protest against the use of the word ”dog” in the Oscar-nominated film ”Slumdog Millionaire”here on Wednesday.
Protesters shouted slogans saying the film’’s title was humiliating for them.
Amit Kumar, President of the Patna Slum Community, said that the title of the film was offensive and a reminder of how the British used to treat Indians in colonial times.
On Monday protesters tore down posters of the film and ransacked a movie theatre that was showing the movie.
The movie, Slumdog Millionaire, is a rags to riches story of small kid living in the slums of Mumbai.It has won 10 Oscar nominations and four Golden Globe awards.
According to sources, a case has also been filed against an actor, the music director (A.R. Rahman) and two other people associated with the film in a local court.
The case will be heard on February 5. (ANI)

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