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Bollywood facing a shortage of scriptwriters as most are busy writing encounter stories for UP police

13, Oct 2018 By Guest Patrakar

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has very proudly announced success in “controlling crime” by instilling the ‘fear of God’ through a spree of police encounters. The Uttar Pradesh police claimed to have carried out as many as 1,478 encounters over a span of 14 months, leaving 62 outlaws dead and 390 wounded.

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But Bollywood is facing the wrath of increasing number of encounters in UP. Actually, an encounter needs a dramatic story to be told to the media to make them realize the impact as well as the importance of the encounter.

And that’s the reason there is a great demand for scriptwriters in Lucknow right now and the pay is lucrative too. Many writers have already shifted base and many are in the process of doing so.

The UP police is checking previous records and work profile of the writers so that the stories don’t come out to be a comedy or a boring one. Dramatic writers and writers who have written hardcore blockbusters have been preferred as we write.

Writers of Ekta Kapoor serials have been given extra lucrative to come to UP and write encounter stories as their ability to create drama in the long lasting serials is of no doubt. Many TV anchors who also create a lot of drama have been offered jobs with the UP police.