Film fes­ti­val jury head quits over cen­sor­ship

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NEW DELHI: The chair­man of a jury at the In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val of In­dia (IFFI) has re­signed af­ter the gov­ern­ment dropped two films from the fi­nal line-up.

In­dian di­rec­tor Su­joy Ghosh, who headed the jury that se­lected 26 films for the In­dian panorama sec­tion show- cas­ing re­gional films, de­clined to of­fer fur­ther com­ment, the In­dian Ex­press news­pa­per re­ported yes­ter­day.

With less than a week to go be­fore the fes­ti­val be­gins in Goa on Novem­ber 20, the move has an­gered of a large sec­tion of the film com­mu­nity and seen as an at­tempt at cen­sor- ship by the In­dian gov­ern­ment.

The In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing Min­istry ex­cluded two films, SK Sasid­ha­ran’s S Durga and Ravi Jad­hav’s Nude.

The board had ini­tially cleared S Durga with a few cuts and a change of its name from Sexy Durga to S Durga.. Durga is a Hindu god­dess. – ANA-dpa

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