Free Legal Aid Committee (FLAC), an NGO engaged in spreading awareness against superstition of daayan (witch), today demanded ban on Emraan Hashmi's film Ek Thi Daayan.
Prem Chand alias Premji of FLAC, said he had recently
written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee demanding
immediate ban on the just released film as it glorifies the
The Emraan Hashmi starrer, directed by Kannan Iyer and
co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj, as well as
tele-serials being telecast on the theme will "only glorify
the culprits engaged in inflicting mental and physical torture
on innocent women on the pretext of being a witch," Premji
told reporters here.
He said that 14 states including Bihar, Bengal, Odisha,
Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Meghalaya,
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana were affected by