‘Bandit’ Set For Indian Pic Screens

Controversial Indian pic “The Bandit Queen” is now set for official release in its home country, after a high-profile court case, an on-again, off-again bid for Oscar consideration, and a bumper season in pirated tapes.

Phoolan Devi, the outlaw on whose life the film is based, has finally agreed to allow the film to be released in India – after having taken the filmmaker to court on the grounds that the film was a falsification.

The court case led to the film’s being banned in India. Devi has just pocketed a check for $60,000 from the British producers of the film, Channel Four, as part of the settlement.

There will be a few cuts made to the film, at the request of the local Indian censorship body.

Sources say the film should be released in India shortly.

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