Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam members in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday raked up the issue of a film on damage wreaked by the collapse of a dam and demanded a ban on its release.
Led by their Parliamentary Party leader T.R. Baalu, the DMK members rushed to the well of the House waving clippings of a newspaper report on the issue.
The members complained that the film Dam 999 was based on the story of Mullaperiyar dam, over which Tamil Nadu and Kerala are locked in a legal dispute.
With the House adjourning due to uproar over a slew of issues, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who were in the House, called Mr. Baalu and discussed about the issue.
They assured him that they would talk to Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on the issue.