The BJP, already reeling under a series of organisational crises, has landed in further trouble: it could just be sued for video piracy. In order to keep its Rajasthan MLAs, allegedly locked up at a resort near Jaipur on the eve of Thursday’s Rajya Sabha election, is reasonably good spirits, senior
BJP leaders reportedly organised a video show of Prakash Jha’s recently-released political thriller Raajneeti.
The catch: since a video of Jha’s new film is yet to be released, what was shown to the MLAs must have been an illegally-pirated version.
Director Prakash Jha is livid, and is determined to take legal action against the BJP and the resort management.
Speaking to this newspaper from Patna, a furious Jha said he had already asked his lawyers in Mumbai to initiate action for legal measures. “Nothing preventive can be done now,” he said.
The filmmaker, saying he was “aghast” and “furious”, wondered how “lawmakers” from the country’s Opposition party could encourage such illegal activity. He added: “And then you are asking for my reaction!”