Swara Bhaskar’s ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ scenes leaked; FIR filed

Some deleted scenes from Swara Bhaskar’s ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ have been leaked and are going viral. The makers of the film have lodged a police complaint in this regard. The leaked scenes include one of Swara’s bare back, and another in which she is being groped and abused.

Producers of the film Priya and Sandiip Kapur filed the FIR at the Malviya Nagar Police station in Delhi on Wednesday. They suspect a team member to be the culprit.

"We suspect that a few critical scenes of the film have released in digital and social media platforms. These have been on media for at least three days. This act is criminal in intent and aimed at sabotaging the film and ensuring that the producer loses the investment of Rs 6 crore made on this film," the FIR read.

While fingers were being pointed at the Central Board of Film Certicication (CBFC), they have denied their involvement in the leak. The complainant too believed that censor board isn’t involved in it.

Out of three scenes which have been leaked, only one scene was the one that the censor board asked us to cut out... So it has not gone out from the CBFC for sure," Sandiip was quoted as saying. "I got calls from a lot of people today (Wednesday) morning. We were shocked after hearing it. Something like this is really not good for independent producers like us," he added.

Directed by directed by Avinash Das, ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ revolves around an erotic singer and how she fights the misogynist beliefs of the society. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Sanjay Mishra, and is slated to release on March 24.