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“I’ve Resigned From As The Chairperson Of The IFFI Jury,” Says Sujoy Ghosh



Sujoy Ghosh,the chairperson  of  the  International Film Festival  Of India (IFFI) has put in his papers.

Speaking  from New York where Sujoy is  currently ensconced for  a private visit, the director spoke exclusively to this writer to say, “I’ve resigned  from the chairmanship of the IFFI after this(the unceremonious abrupt exclusion of  the  two films Sanal Sasidharan’s S Durga and Ravi Jadhav’s Nude). At  the moment I cannot say  anything more.”

When prodded to comment on the merits of the two films Sujoy said, “They are both very accomplished films.  Nude is such a poignant and heartbreaking film. I  wept when I saw  it.”

Jury member Ruchi Narain adds, “I am surprised and  dismayed at  the way  the two films were  dropped. Both  the  films were  stunning cinematic experiences which the audiences at  the Festival would have loved.”

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