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Odisha: Web series ‘Barang 1999’ in legal tangle ahead of OTT release – N.F Times

Bhubaneswar: Anjana Mishra, the survivor of a gangrape incident in 1999, has served legal notice on OTT platform Kanccha Lannka and a few others for defaming her through the web series ‘Barang 1999’.

Mishra has served legal notice on Kanncha Lannka of Glass Dreamz Entertainment Private Limited, the OTT platform’s cofounder-cum-managing director Bibhu Prasad Rath, cofounder-cum-executive director Chitta Ranjan Nayak, Camera Queen Production, its founder Himadri Tanaya Das, YouTube India, Facebook developed by Meta, and the managing director and editor of Argus Pratham Broadcast India Private Limited in connection with the web series.

Mishra (55) served the legal notice through her advocate Bibhu Prasad Tripathy.

The trailer of the web series ‘Barang 1999’ made false and defamatory descriptions of the gangrape incident with an intention of harming the reputation of Mishra, said Tripathy.

The trailer of the web series was widely circulated through social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, he added.

“All the noticees are jointly and severally liable for damages caused to my client Anjana Mishra (Padhi). The trailer of the web series has concocted versions of the incident but the makers of the web series have just changed the gangrape survivor’s name to ‘Amrita Padhi’,” Tripathy said.

Through this legal notice, the noticees have been asked to take down the web series ‘Barang 1999’ from the OTT platform and all social media sites within 72 hours. “My client Anjana Mishra will be forced to initiate appropriate civil and criminal proceeding against the noticees if they fail to comply with the legal notice,” Tripathy said.

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