Malayalam director Sanal Kumar, whose film ‘S Durga’ also faced the same fate, filed a petition in the Kerala high court against the information and broadcasting ministry and IFFI officials over his film being dropped from the Panorama section of the festival.
Following this, head of jury Sujoy Ghosh stepped down on Tuesday. He was not willing to speak to media but said on his ‘Twitter’ handle, “My resignation is my statement”.
Another IFFI jury member Apurva Asrani resigned on Tuesday. He sent his letter via email to the IFFI. “I stand with the chairman of the jury. We have had a responsibility towards some sincere films, and somewhere we have failed them,” he told TOI.