Panaji: Two days after the Kerala High Court directed the organisers of the 48th IFFI to screen “S Durga”, the cast of the Sanal Kumar Sasidharan directorial continues to wallow in uncertainty over whether the film will be screened at all.
New Delhi: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, the director of ‘S Durga’, on Tuesday said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) is doing “unconstitutional and unprecedented thing” after his movie was banned from screening at International Film Festival of India’s (IFFI) Indian Panorama section.
Asked if he has resigned as jury head in the wake of the controversy, Ghosh said, “Yes, but I can’t say anything more than that right now.”
In what is being seen as yet another instance of governmental censorship of creative expression in film, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (IFFI) has refused to exempt two films, Malayalam film ‘Sexy Durga’ and Marathi film ‘Nude’ from the 48th edition of the film festival. Although the jury had submitted the list to the ministry on September 21-22, but when the line was made public, these two films were
Mumbai: Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh has resigned as head of the jury of the Indian Panorama of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IIFI) after the final selection saw two films — “Sexy Durga” and “Nude” — excluded.
New Delhi: Former Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Tuesday slammed the “interference” of the government in decisions on the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). According to reports, “Sexy Durga” and “Nude” — both films recommended by the jury — for the Indian Panorama section, were dropped from the final list approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Tewari tweeted: “Preposterous — That I&B Ministry got two films dropped from
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