Ketan Mehta says he is controversy’s child

Filmmaker Ketan Mehta’s upcoming venture “Manjhi- The Mountain Man” says he is controversial kid.


He said, “I think I’m a child of controversy. Controversies seek me out… I don’t seek them out”.

He added, “On the last day of shooting we receive a legal notice where someone was claiming to have the exclusive right to make a film on the ‘Mountain Man’ Dashrath Manjhi’s life. We are told that that Manjhi had put his thumb impression (on documents) four days before his death in an ICU. It was a complete fraud case. And we had to fight it in Patna from a small court, district court then from a high court and we finally won the case and that’s how the film is now ready to release.”

He told, “Mangal Pandey: The Rising” was concerned, political parties like Bhartiya Janata Party and Samajwadi Party had objected to the characterization of Pandey. “Maya Memsaab” also had run-ins with the Censor Board for a steamy lovemaking scene between Shah Rukh Khan and Deepa Sahi which was later removed. This scene had resurfaced on the internet a few years back and had gone viral.”

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