Rahul Rawail Appointed IFFI Jury Chief After Sujoy Ghosh's Resignation

Highlights:

  • Director Rahul Rawail has been appointed the head of a jury for the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which took off in Goa.
  • Last week, Sujoy Ghosh resigned as jury head of the Indian Panorama Section of the Goa film festival, protesting what was reportedly the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's decision to drop two films which were picked by the jury to be screened at the film festival.
  • Malayalam movie "S Durga" and Marathi film "Nude" were reportedly chosen by the 13-member jury to open the festival.
  • But the names did not make it to the final list released by the ministry.
  • Mr Rawail is attending the inaugural session of the film festival.
  • After Mr Ghosh resigned, two other jury members -- screen writer Apurva Asrani and filmmaker Gyan Correa  followed suit.
  • Sanal Kumar Sasodharan, the director of "S Durga", has appealed in the Kerala High Court against the ministry's decision.