The film’s director Ananya Mamun and actor Shaheen Mridha have been sent to jail in Bangladesh today on charges of insulting the police in a movie scene and a case under the Pornography Act.
The cybercrime unit of the Dhaka police has filed a case against them under the Pornography Act. Police officials say the obscene language was used in a scene of the police interrogation of a raped woman in the newly released film Nawab LLB, which they consider a crime under the Pornography Act.No comment was received from the film. Half of the movie called Nawab LLB was released on an app called Theater on December 16.
The film’s director Ananya Mamun and actor Shaheen Mridha were arrested by detectives from their home in Dhaka late last night in a case under the Pornography Act.They were produced before the magistrate’s court in Dhaka on Friday afternoon and asked to be detained by the police. The court granted the application and sent them to jail.
Multiple police officials said the film showed a scene in which a rape victim went to the police station to file a case. Then a police SI was asking him various questions. Police said the interrogation used obscene language, which police viewed as a crime, and have filed a case under the Pornography Act.
Police officials also believe that the police force was humiliated in that scene.DB police officer Abul Kalam Azad, who is investigating the case, said the film’s director Ananya Mamun and police SI’s Shaheen Mridha have been charged in the case. That is why the detective police have arrested both of them. Neither the film’s producer nor anyone else has commented on the police allegations. Half of the film was released on the i-Theater app. The other half was due to be released on January 1.