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Archaeology Related from Kotha Bangaru Lokam in trouble

After scoring a clean 60 days run, Dil Raju’s film Kotha Bangaru Lokam considered a hit in the industry circles has run into a trouble.
The Department of Archaeology and Museums and the Indian National Museum’s for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) have jointly issued notices to the Producer to this extent for taking shoot of the song at the sacred Buddhist site near Vizag, without the permission of the concerned departments.

This act is being viewed as a violation of the AP Ancient and Historical Monuments and Archaeological places and Remains Act 1960. The officials maintained that there was vulgarity in the song sequences that too in the backdrop of the Buddhist sites. The Trust further sought the producer to immediately scrap the song from the film.

According to the said Act, no person has a right either to vandalise or defame the ancient and historical fragile remains in any manner.

INTACH Visakhapatnam Chapter convener E Rani Sarma said that the particular song `Nijamga…Needega’ was obscene and shot on the lead pair on the Buddha Sthupas at Bavikonda, 10 km from here. importantly, many youth being influenced from such movies are behaving vulgarly outdoors, particularly at ancient and historical places,’’ she said and demanded that the song be removed from the movie immediately.Historic Archaeology film information

Sarma has lodged a written complaint against the film-makers with the Department of Archaeology. She also appealed to Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority vice chairman V N Vishnu to provide security measures at the ancient structures.

When contacted, Director of the Department of Archaeology and Museums P Chenna Reddy said that they would first issue notice to the film producer, and director of the Archaeology film.

December 11th, 2008 at 4:40 pm


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