What’s the Reason behind Returning of National Awards By Filmmakers:
A group of 10 filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan, announced today that they would return their national awards to protest against the “threat to diversity and freedom of speech”.
Two Reasons Told By Filmmakers Why They Are Returning Their Awards:
1)government must reveal its commitment to protect freedom of expression.
Unable to force the Government to scrap the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chairman, agitating students today unilaterally withdrew their 139-day-old strike but vowed to continue protests as ten eminent filmmakers returned their National Awards voicing solidarity with them and against growing.
senior Kannada writer professor MM Kalburgi, and recent killings over beef and cow slaughter rumours
2)support of the students of Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) who have been protesting against the government’s choice of small-time TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as chairman. The students called off their strike today but said their protests would continue. “Returning my national award for Khosla ka Ghosla is not easy. What we teach and learn today is what we live tomorrow. FTII students are asking for right gurus.