Film festival jury head quits over censorship
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