August 12, 2002

THEY MADE'M AN OFFER THEY COULDN'T REFUSE :

Devdas 'funded by gangsters' (BBC, 12 August, 2002)
Indian police are investigating allegations that Devdas - the most expensive Indian film made - was funded by gangsters.

Producer Bharat Shah is alleged to have received Mafia funds to make the film and dragging the picture into the ongoing controversy surrounding the Indian film industry's links with the underworld.

The £6.7m (500 million rupee) epic has been Bollywood's biggest hit of the year and has done well overseas, especially in the UK where the film took £70,000 on its opening day.


The last thing the movie industry needs is a gang war between Bollywood mobsters and Hollywood's gay mafia. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 12, 2002 9:39 PM
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