S Durga was without censorship, Nude not a complete film: Parrikar
Goa's Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who heads the Entertainment Society of Goa, a co-host of the IFFI, explained why the two films had been dropped from the Indian Panorama section
S Durga and Nude were dropped from the screening schedule at the upcoming IFFI's Indian Panoram section because the former was submitted without cuts and the latter was incomplete, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
Parrikar, who heads the Entertainment Society of Goa, a co-host of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), also said Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's Malayalam movie S Durga had been submitted to two other film festivals with cuts, which the film had been subjected to, to prevent flaring of religious sentiments.
"Nude is not even complete. Even if it is selected (by the jury), if it is not completed and given a censor certificate, it cannot be screened. There will be an issue with the Cinematography Act," Parrikar said.
On S Durga, Parrikar said the film was shown with cuts at two fests and it was censored. "That was done to ensure that there was no eruption of religious sentiments and creation of problems. Here... the film was submitted without those cuts," Parrikar said, accusing certain sections of trying to rake up a controversy.
The controversial dropping of the two movies from the festival's Indian Panorama section resulted in the head of jury Sujoy Ghosh resigning from his position.