Film on racism against northeasterners in offing

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New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) A film inspired by the incidents of racism against northeast Indians in their own country will go on floors this summer.

To be helmed by Sidhant Saheb and produced by BKT Academy & Films Pvt. Ltd., a media house of films, events and training, the film will be shot here, in Mumbai and Punjab.

The film’s shooting will also take place in Arunachal Pradesh – hometown of Nido Tania, a student who died following his injuries in an assault in a market here in 2014.

“We are working on a number of subjects and racial discrimination faced by people of northeast India is one of them. We will start shooting from May or June. We are still working on the story. The title and the cast are yet to be finalised,” Saheb told IANS.

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According to a 2014 survey, over 50 percent people from the region feel that discrimination is a reality in the national capital.

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