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Sujoy Ghosh quits as jury chief for upcoming IFFI Film Festival

Sujoy Ghosh has quit as the jury chief for the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) after the controversial removal of films ‘S Durga’ and ‘Nude’ from the final list.

The ‘Kahaani’ director confirmed the news to Indian Express, but refused to elaborate further.

The jury had earlier recommended ‘Nude’ as the opening film, with Sujoy calling it a ‘strong feminist film’ and also lauding ‘S Durga’ for its strong message about women’s safety.

The information and broadcasting ministry had overruled the decision of the IFFI jury and pulled out Malayalam movie ‘S Durga’ and Marathi film ‘Nude’ from the 48th edition of the film festival to be held in Goa from November 20 to 28, the movies’ directors say.