IT’S SELECTIVE ACTIVISIM, SAYS MADHUR
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar (above) censured filmmakers who returned National Awards and honours to protest the “rising intolerance” in the country as “selective activism”, which he claimed won’t do any good.
“Awards, particularly the National Awards, are a recognition of a filmmaker’s talent and are given after seeing the potential of a film in raising awareness about issues concerning our society and our day-to-day lives,” Bhandarkar says. “Many things have happened in our country, but in no way has such a situation arisen that people should return awards. Why this selective activism now,” asked the award- winning filmmaker.