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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.

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