Su­joy Ghosh quits as IFFI jury chief

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FILM­MAKER Su­joy Ghosh on Tues­day said he had re­signed as head of the jury of IFFI’s In­dian Panorama sec­tion fol­low­ing the con­tro­versy over the re­moval of two films from the fi­nal se­lec­tion.

Over­rul­ing the rec­om­men­da­tion of the 13-mem­ber jury, the In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing Min­istry pulled out Malay­alam movie ‘S Durga’ and Marathi film ‘Nude’ from the 48th edi­tion of the film fes­ti­val, to be held in Goa from Novem­ber 20 to 28.

Asked if he has re­signed as jury head in the wake of the con­tro­versy, Ghosh told PTI, “Yes, but I can’t say any­thing more than that right now.”

Sev­eral jury mem­bers ex­pressed their dis­plea­sure over the min­istry’s move to drop the films from the list they sub­mit­ted.

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