CWC asks for report from producer of “Budhia Singh: Born to Run”

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its search for missing boy wonder Budhia Singh, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Khurda district today served a notice to movie producer Subhamitra Sen regarding the matter and asked him to reply within three days.

Talking to media persons about the notice to Sen, the producer of ‘Budhia Singh – Born To Run’, a movie based on the struggles of Budhia, CWC member Benudhar Senapati said, “We have served a notice to the producer asking if Budhia is with him. If yes, under what circumstances and with whose permission the producer took the boy to Mumbai.”

The film producer’s role came under the scanner after the director of the movie Soumendra Padhy sent an SMS to OTV saying Budhia is on leave and will be back by July 27.

Questions are being raised on how Padhy was so sure Budhia would return by July 27. Is it a stunt to give a publicity to the movie? These questions are being raised since Padhy is not saying anything about Budhia missing from his house located in Bhubaneswar.

Meanwhile, the CWC asked the Nayapalli police to trace out Budhia.

Notably, Budhia did not return to the sports hostel here after the summer vacation was over. The matter came to the fore after OTV first telecast the missing of the boy in the hostel and later showed flight tickets as evidence that Budhia and his mother had gone to Mumbai.

Earlier, the CWC had sought a report on Budhia’s whereabouts from the Odisha Sports and Youth Affairs department within three days.