Published On: Thu, Sep 22nd, 2016

Amitabh Bachchan’s Pink to be used to promote Zero FIR law

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Pink to be used to promote Zero FIR law

Bachchan’s ‘Pink’ raises the issue of sexual harassment and difficulty in getting justice for the victims.

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan’s hard-hitting courtroom drama ‘Pink’ has made a tremendous impact, as can be seen with the critical acclaim and box office success that it has garnered so far. The film raises the issue of sexual harassment and difficulty in getting justice for the victims. Now, the film is all set to actually make a serious impact and will be used as a platform for strengthening the Zero FIR law, Shoojit Sircar, one of  the producers of the film, said at an event.

“They (Law Ministry) are still strengthening this (Zero FIR law) and figuring out the basics of how to apply this but they are going to use the film as a platform and promote the Zero FIR, the FIR and the bail process that on a Saturday and Sunday, women and children will be heard at judge’s residence,” Sircar said.

Sircar also spoke about how the law can help victims. He said, “We spoke to the Law Minister. This FIR law is existing, but a lot of young women don’t know how to use this law. So the rule is that any given time if you go to the police station you will be heard and your FIR will be registered,”

He added, “If something happens with a girl, say somewhere out in the (Bengal) districts and you are not able to register your FIR there, then there is a system called Zero FIR which a lot of women and men don’t know of. You can come into the city and still register the complaint. You can put that Zero FIR wherever you are,” he said.

‘Pink’ which released on 16 September also stars Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang and Angad Bedi.

Courtesy: DC

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