New Delhi: Ekta Kapoor – who has gone all out to promote her upcoming supernatural thriller ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ – has been called upon by the National Commission for Women for showing women in regressive roles in the flick.
“We have issued a notice to Ekta Kapoor after a complaint filed by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti who 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,” a leading daily quoted NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma as saying.
Sharma even voiced her displeasure with the promos of the film.
“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,” she said.
Ipsita Roy Chakraverti - a Wiccan priestess based in India - had approached the President`s office with the complaint against Balaji Telefilms and the producers of `Ek Thi Daayan`. This was later referred to the National Commission for Women.
According to Ipsita, the sketch appearing in the trailer of the film also shows women in bad taste.