Thursday, June 1, 2006
A top Indian filmmaker has gone to court this week to get protection for theaters so that they will agree to show Fanaa, a movie featuring Aamir Khan, who has publicly opposed the building of a new dam. His stand has caused protests that seem to have frightened some theater owners, who now don't want to show the film. Read more here. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt believes that judicial protection for the movie theaters would not be unprecedented, and would ensure that the movie will reach audiences. Read more here and here.