Arrests & defamation: Bollywood in the dock in Modi’s India | The Listening Post

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Published Oct 30, 2021, 9:30 AM
Aryan Khan, the son of one of India’s biggest movie stars, Shah Rukh Khan, was charged with possessing and trafficking drugs. We take a look at the drug bust that tells a story of the conflict between the Indian authorities and Bollywood.

Contributors:
Namrata Joshi - Journalist and film critic
Vivek Agnihotri - Film director
Sucharita Tyagi - Film critic
Tejaswini Ganti - Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Film Studies, NYU

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00:00 Intro
02:12 Bollywood in the dock in Modi’s India
11:17 Facebook whistleblower fallout
13:45 Alarm Phone: The refugee hotline & lifeline
24:05 End Note
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