BJP MLAs watch pirated 'Raajneeti', Jha to sue

Written by: Samyuktha
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Jaipur, Jun 16: The Rajasthan unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be facing legal action from Bollywood director Prakash Jha for screening a pirated version of his new film 'Raajneeti' in a hotel, where MLAs were locked up to prevent cross voting in Rajya Sabha polls.

Ahead of the Jun 17 Rajya Sabha polls, the state unit of BJP locked up 79 legislators in a hotel as there were fears that the MLAs may not vote for Ram Jethmalani.

The locked MLAs are expected to taken to the state assembly for voting directly from the hotel on Thursday, Jun 17 morning.

However, what the locked MLAs did in the hotel has left Jha fuming.

"We are contemplating legal action against illegal screening of the film," Jha told a news agency over the phone.

"This is really bad. How can lawmakers be lawbreakers?" he questioned, adding, "We in the film industry are really disturbed that a film which has just been released is being screened in such an illegal manner... We are seeking legal advice and would certainly take appropriate action against the hotel and the people who have seen the film in this manner."

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