Cin­e­matic Crime

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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

YOGEN SHAH

PRIYADAR­SHAN

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