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Days after Amar Singh’s tantrum, Jaya Prada gets plum spot in film council

There were earlier reports that Jaya could be appointed chairperson of the council. However, renowned poet Gopal Das ‘Neeraj’ was chosen for the job.

By: Express News Service | Varanasi |
August 28, 2016 2:52:09 am
Jaya Prada, UP, UP film council, Actress Jaya prada, Akhilesh Ydav, Akhilesh Yadav government, Jaya Prada UP Film council, india news The council is an advisory body which suggests methods to promote film production related activities in the state.

Days after Amar Singh, who was recently reinducted into Samajwadi Party (SP) and elected to Rajya Sabha, accused some party leaders of “humiliating” him and former SP MP Jaya Prada, the Akhilesh government has appointed the actress-turned-politician as senior deputy chairperson of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council. Sources also said that she is likely to get a ministerial rank.

Renowned poet Gopal Das ‘Neeraj’ was recently appointed chairman of the council, before which there had been reports that Prada was being considered for the position.

The council is an advisory body which suggests to the state government ways and means to promote film production-related activities in the state.

“Jaya Prada has worked in films and could give valuable advice for production-related activities,” said a senior government official from the information department.

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Amar Singh and then Rampur MP Jaya Prada had been expelled from the party in February 2010 on charges of anti-party activities, after which Singh had established his own party — Rashtriya Lok Manch.

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First published on: 28-08-2016 at 02:52:09 am
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