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3 Kanya producer set to sue theatre for not screening his film

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MUMBAI: Agnidev Chatterjee, who produced and directed the Bengali film 3 Kanya (Three Women) has decided to sue Star Theatre, for cancelling the screening of the film under controversial circumstances.

"We will go to court to seek compensation for the loss of business and breach of agreement and also seek an injunction against screening of other films for this week as the slot was given to us," he said.

Despite agreeing to show the film and even putting up posters, Star, a prominent north Kolkata theatre, decided not to screen it last Friday at the eleventh hour.

The theatre, owned by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, has been leased out to Artage, a private company. Artage manager Ranjan Ganguly claimed that some technical problems prevented the film from being screened.

Chatterjee said that the controversy arose because some people thought that the film was based on the Park Street rape case and showed the government in a bad light. "I will rather describe the film as a thriller which has many issues confronting a woman and not necessarily one which confines itself to one single subject," Chatterjee maintained.

Starring actors Rituparna Sengupta and Ananya Chatterjee, 3 Kanya is the story of a woman raped by three men. She finally gets justice only after her case is highlighted by a television news channel.

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