Mrunal Manmay Dash

Gangrape survivor Anjana Mishra has threatened to take a particular Odisha-based OTT platform to court over a web series, ‘Baranga 1999’ reportedly being made on her life.

She alleged she was neither asked by the makers nor any permission was sought from her to make a web series on her life. She threatened to move to court if the project is not scrapped immediately.

Speaking to reporters, Mishra said, “I came to know about the project from news papers. I was shocked to know because they never sought my permission to make my biopic. I seriously object to this.”

“I warn them to refrain from doing anything like this. And if they don’t, then I will be forced to move to the court of law,” she said.

However, the producer of Baranga 1999, Akshay Parija refuted the allegations, saying, “This is an original story where every viewer will get ample opportunity to discover themselves. We have not portrayed anybody’s life in it, neither there is any protagonist or antagonist. This story portrays the role of judiciary and police in imparting justice to the common man.”

It may be recalled here that Anjana was gangraped by Biban Biswal and two others on the night of January 9, 1999. Biban, the prime accused in the case, who was on the run for 22 years, was arrested by Commissionerate Police from Aamby Vally near Pune in Maharashtra in February 2021.

Anjana has been demanding capital punishment for Biban Biswal and had earlier accused the CBI of not cooperating with her in the case. She further alleged that due the lackadaisical attitude of the central probing agency, she is yet to get justice.

Anjana has also been alleging that due to strong patronage by politicians of the Congress party, which was ruling the State when the ghastly incident had occurred in 1999, Biswal managed to evade arrest at that time.