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IFFI jury member quits, govt can‘t explain films‘ deletion

DNMUM400867 | 11/15/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :273

New Delhi: A political controversy erupted over the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry’s decision of dropping two of the 20 films recommended by a jury to be screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa scheduled later this month.
The I&B ministry had overruled the recommendation of the 13-member jury and omitted Malayalam movie ‘S Durga‘ and Marathi film ‘Nude‘ from the 48th edition of the film festival to be held from November 20 to 28, prompting filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh to resign as the head of the jury of IFFI’s Indian Panorama section.
Defending the ministry’s stand, government sources said that the ministry had received several complaints against the ‘Sexy Durga’ title and held t
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