Filmmaker Priyadarshan could have never imagined being given a public dressing down. It all started when the filmmaker, who is now the chairman of Kerala Chalachithra Academy, spoke in favour of the ousted minister for film, sports and forests K. B. Ganesh Kumar during the annual state film award. Priyadarshan’s comment that “the Malayalam film industry is in a shambles as it doesn’t have any minister to manage it” provoked Congressmen. “Priyadarshan should quit as the chairman of the Academy as he insulted the Chief Minister who is now handling the portfolio,” said Chief Whip P. C. George. “We don’t need a low class film director to decide the United Democratic Front affairs,” said MLA K. Muraleedharan. So civil.
WITH ASIT JOLLY, AMARNATH K. MENON, J. BINDURAJ, KUMAR ANSHUMAN, AMITABH SRIVASTAVA AND KIRAN TARE