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No takers for ‘Mr India’, film on HIV positive body builder

24 November 2010

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No takers for ‘Mr India’, film on HIV positive body builder

‘Mr India’, a documentary film depicting the struggles and triumphs of HIV positive body builder Pradeep Kumar may have won several international awards, but is finding no takers for a theatrical release in India.

Filmmaker Haobam Pabankumar is disappointed that the film will go to DVDs directly despite winning more than 12 national and international awards.

Documentary films find it hard to get a theatrical release in India but Paban said that the film had a message which should reach people.

According to Thaindian News, Pradeep was detected with HIV in 2000 but decided to go public with his disease in 2007 after winning a medal in the Mr India competition. He was infected by the deadly HIV/AIDS virus in 2000, when he injected himself with an infected syringe in a drug-induced stupor.

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via Deccan Herald

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