A complaint byWiccan priestess Ipsita Roy Chakraverti about the portrayal of women in the forthcoming ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ has meant that filmmaker Ekta Kapoor will appear before the National Commision for Women (NCW) on 9th April.
NCW chairperson, Mamta Sharma, told Times of India, “We have issued a notice to Ekta Kapoor after a complaint filed by Ipsita Roy Chakravertiwho has taken offence with the way witches are allegedly portrayed in the film. She has been asked to be present before the commission on April 9”.
Talking about the film’s trailer, Sharma said, “It is quite obvious from the trailer that the film seems to encourage witchcraft which is not considered good for the society. Today’s generation does not know of witchcraft and I don’t think we need to educate the youngster on something that is not considered right by the society”.
Chakraverti made the complaint to the President’s Office about Balaji Telefilms and the trailer of ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ which includes a sketch encouraging the myth that men use against women to make them stand trial.