Hindi Film Industry Delegation meets Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, comes back happy and hopeful

Hindi Film Industry Delegation meets Mumbai Police

Commissioner Rakesh Maria, comes back happy and hopeful

 

A filmindustry delegation consisting of  T.P.Agarwal – President of IMPPA, Vikas Mohan- Senior Vice President of IFTPC,  Ashoke Pandit- President IFTDA,  Ramesh Taurani and Naresh Mahnot- Film Producers  and Jamnadas Majitha- Television Producer. Me with Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria.

The issues that were discussed were serious ones concerning the producers. The first was how In the recent times a dangerous phenomenon has developed amongst the film unions of political parties where they barge inside a film/television set and disrupt the shoot on various pretexts and threatening the unit of dire consequences if their demands are not addressed to immediately.

Mr. Rakesh Maria assured that such kind of unruly behavior will not be tolerated and strict action shall be taken against the erring parties. He  instructed his officers to write letters to all the police stations in the city; initiating action against anyone perpetrating unlawful activities on film sets.

The second issue was that of a very common occurrence where  junior police officers and traffic cops visit sets on the pretext of extorting money from film units.

Mr. Maria  instructed that all police stations should be informed to start a single window procedure for the permission of film/television without any delay. Strict action shall be taken against the corrupt erring officers who visit the sets on the excuse of extorting money. The erring officer can be suspended too; if found guilty.

“Mr Maria took some immediate steps and it was heartening for us producers,” explained Ashoke Pandit. “We went to him with hope and are very glad our problems were listened to and steps taken immediately. Hats off to Rakesh Maria.”

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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