A total of 75 cine artistes have launched a protest against the Film Production Direction Standard introduced by the Film Development Board. The standard, they say, is against the National Film Policy-2070 BS approved by the government.
Accordingly, they submitted a memorandum to Minister for Information and Communications, Dr Minendra Rijal, today saying the standard issued by the Board was against the Interim Constitution of Nepal-2007 and democratic norms and values.
Receiving the memo that incorporates the signature of 75 artistes, Minister Rijal said that said that the ministry was in favour of resolving problems facing the cine sector of the country. He also stressed the need of establishing a training centre to make the film sector qualitative.
Submitting the memo, film director Anup Subedi, producer/director Nischal basnet, director Binod Poudel, actress Richa Sharma, among others warned of launching stern agitation if the standard is not scrapped within a week. RSS