Ekta and Vishal say no to NCW

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By HT

Mumbai, April 11 -- Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj have put their foot down and refused to show their co-production, Ek Thi Daayan, to the National Commission for Women (NCW).

Last week, wiccan Ipsita Roy Chakraverti had objected to the depiction of daayans (witches) in the upcoming film. She'd written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee and even met him to discuss the issue. He had forwarded the complaint to the NCW, which, on its part, had summoned the makers to Delhi for an explanation. To look into the matter, NCW asked the makers for a viewing of the film.

However, Ekta and Vishal's legal team has argued that since the film has already obtained clearance from the censor board and secured a U/A certificate, they will not show the film. Now the ball is in the NCW's court. ETD stars Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin and Konkona Sen Sharma.

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