My conscience won't allow me to participate in the festivities in Goa. Films, as also other creative works, should only be judged by their quality. "Each one of them has been made with a lot of love and no controversy should take away from that", Apurva said.
Sasidharan told, "I&B Ministry is doing unconstitutional and unprecedented thing".
It was nominated for the Best Film Award at the 61st BFI London Film Festival in October, where it had its world premiere. "I have lodged a complaint with the Kerala high court in order to make my stand", he states, decisively. Interference with jury decisions a new low. "I am very happy and curious to see the reaction of the audience because this is the first time the film will be presented to the people of India", Majidi said. He added that there is a likelihood of the ministry arguing that it was rejected because it was not a technically complete film. My film is slotted at global festivals like Berlin and Cannes, but it's always a dream to have one's own country view it and the ultimate goal remains a National Award. "We are ready to showcase the film at any point". The absurdity of his actions was highlighted when he sought to chop a Bond film and insisted on extremely clumsy changes such as substituting a cuss word with the expression 'Oh cats.' It is interesting to note that while the I&B ministry is busy deciding what we should or should not watch, other countries with far stricter moral codes have really pushed the envelope when it comes to addressing potentially provocative subjects. When asked if he would be attending the festival, Advani said that he was uncertain, as he might have to attend a shoot of a show he is producing.
Jadhav, whose film depicts the struggle of a woman secretly working as a nude model in Mumbai, is equally disappointed. Clearly, the information and broadcasting ministry does not agree with these sentiments expressed by SK Sasidharan, whose film Sexy Durga, modestly renamed S Durga, has been knocked out off the Goa film festival.
Disapointed with this decision, Sasidharan has already sent an email to the ministry asking for the reasons behind the "arbitrary removal of the film" and demanding the screening of the movie selected by the jury. Government. decided that a couple of films chosen by jury shouldn't be there. Nude came with the rider from the jury itself that it was an incomplete film.