Sujoy Ghosh quits as IFFI jury chief
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.