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In Film ‘Last Tango In Paris’, the Famous Rape Scene of Maria Schneider with co-star Marlon Brando was done without consent of Actress, says Director

Schneider was only 19 years old when the scene was filmed with 48-year-old Brando. She was traumatised by the experience

FILE - In this 1972 file photo originally provided by United Artists, Marlon Brando, left, and Maria Schneider are shown in a scene from "The Last Tango in Paris". A representative of the Act 1 agency said Schneider died in Paris on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, following a long illness. She was 58. (AP Photo/United Artists) Youtube

December 5, 2016: In an old interview that has recently surfaced, director Bernardo Bertolucci admitted that in the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris, the rape scene of actress Maria Schneider with co-star Marlon Brando was done without the consent of the actress.

The film received praises by critics for its high art content, while some considered it to be controversial because of its infamous X rating. But, the 1972 film is best remembered for an explicit rape scene.

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Schneider was only 19 years old when the scene was filmed with 48-year-old Brando. She was traumatised by the experience.

In a recently surfaced video, the director admitted that he and Brando planned to film the scene without informing Schneider. The director said that he and Brando just before the shoot decided it because they wanted to capture Ms Schneider’s reaction “as a girl and not as an actress”.

Before the French died in 2011, she had revealed that it made her feel “humiliated” and “a little raped.”

She had claimed that it was not in the script and after the scene neither Bertolucci nor Brando apologised or consoled her after the scene.

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In a 2007 Daily Mail interview said,“I was so young and relatively inexperienced and I didn’t understand all of the film’s sexual content.” She added, “I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can’t force someone to do something that isn’t in the script, but at the time, I didn’t know that.”

As the video went viral, Hollywood celebs like Jessica Chastain and Chris Evans strongly reacted on Twitter and slammed both director and actor for filming the scene without the consent of the actress.

-prepared by Pinaz Kazi of NewsGram with inputs from various agencies. Twitter: @PinazKazi

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?