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CAA stir: Mira Nair demands release of arrested 'A Suitable Boy' actor Sadaf Jafar

Sadaf Jafar was picked up and then allegedly beaten by the UP police during a peaceful protest in Lucknow.

Published: 22nd December 2019 09:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2019 09:11 PM   |  A+A-

Sadaf Jafar. (Photo| Facebook)

By IANS

LUCKNOW: Filmmaker Mira Nair has demanded the release of "A Suitable Boy" actress Sadaf Jafar, who was arrested for participating in an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Lucknow.

Nair tweeted on Sunday: "This is our India now - Appalling: our #SuitableBoy actress, Sadaf Jafar, beaten and jailed for peaceful protest in Lucknow! Join me in demanding her release."

"She has been shifted to Lucknow jail now. She was subjected to severe police brutality," Sadaf's niece said, according to The Quint.

Mira Nair started shooting for the screen adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel "A Suitable Boy" in Lucknow on September 7. The film stars Tabu, Ishaan Khatter and newcomer Tanya Maniktala.



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