The four Ds

FYI –

Here’s the email that I had sent to Deepika Bhardwaj (Martyrs of Marriage) on 30 June, 2017.

I have not received any response, and I am not surprised. The four Ds – Delay, Distraction, Distortion and Denial – have been the tactics used by Deepika Bhardwaj to get ahead at the expense of everything and everyone, ever since the inception of her project, Martyrs of Marriage. Many people have raised their voices against her deception, and also expressed deep regret for having helped her financially, logistically and in other ways. Everyone must be warned of such opportunistic, narcissistic individuals who masquerade as defenders of social causes.

As I had posted earlier, Deepika Bhardwaj is not permitted to use any footage of mine for any purpose from 22 June 2017. If footage pertaining to me is shown anywhere, be it in public screenings, private screenings or online or distributed through VCD/DVD or any other means, please let me know, so that appropriate action can be taken.

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30 June, 2017.

Deepika,

I read your emails. There are some things that you wrote to me that are wrong and others that are irrelevant.

That aside, I’d like to ask you to send me a copy of the personal release form or declaration form that entitles you to represent me, label me, to use my story and the rest of my interview in any manner, at any place and in any form that you wish, for any given period of time.

Also please read FAQ 11 in the following site:
11. Can any addition/deletion be made after certification?
https://www.cbfcindia.gov.in/main/faqs.html

It is the right thing for you to do to delete my interview, and it is also well within my rights to ask you to do so.

Thank you

Uma

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Revoking consent from “Martyrs of Marriage”

Here’s the email I wrote to Deepika Bhardwaj today, 22 June 2017, revoking my consent from the documentary, “Martyrs of Marriage”. Starting today, if footage pertaining to me is shown anywhere, be it in public screenings, private screenings or online or distributed through VCD/DVD or any other means, please let me know, so that appropriate action can be taken.

Thank you.

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Deepika,

 

I am writing to you to ask you to delete my interview from your documentary film, “Martyrs of Marriage”.

 

I understand that your documentary is completely different from what you had me believe. It does not portray me in the manner that you had promised, and it completely ignores everything that I told you I stand for.
 
I have also learned that you are using the film for purposes other than those we had agreed upon, namely inspiring more people to stand up and fight, and promoting the Indian men’s movement. 
 
Raising money over and above your production costs, dubbing the film into other languages, making trips to screen it in foreign countries, monetizing it on the internet and showing the film at film festivals to build your own resume was never part of our agreement. 
 
I expect that you will respect my wish and immediately delete the portions that contain my interview. I do not permit you to use any footage of mine for any purpose from today 22 June 2017. 
 
Uma