Arvind Questions to Bollywood at IFFI:

Karan Johar was present at the 54th IFFI in Goa, where he unveiled the motion poster of their upcoming film.

Karan Johar was present at the 54th IFFI in Goa, where he unveiled the motion poster of their upcoming film Ae Watan Mere Watan with Sara Ali Khan.

Arvind Questions to Bollywood at IFFI: 2 Arvind Questions to Bollywood at IFFI:

The International Film Festival of India, which concluded recently, has landed in controversy after veteran documentary filmmaker Arvind Sinha questioned Bollywood’s presence in the festival, referring to the likes of filmmaker Karan Johar. According to a new report by PTI, Arvind Sinha said that Bollywood is ‘getting into these spaces’ and further added, ‘They don’t need support from the government. What are they doing here?’ (Also read: Film Bazaar concludes with record participation and inspiring discussions)

According to another report by PTI, Arvind says: “What is to be advanced (through IFFI) is great film. Bollywood has its own cash, finance, muscle power, through everything, they are getting into these spaces… (Individuals) who are pursuing the choice ought to have lucidity that public citizens cash ought not be spent on producers like Karan Johar… They (IFFI coordinators) need to help the narrative movie producers, highlight movie producers who need support. There are no rajas-maharajas to help the artistes, the public authority ought to help any masterpiece… For what reason should these spaces be given to the people who as of now have everything? They don’t require support from the public authority. What are they doing here? The film celebration isn’t really for them. The film celebration ought to be for good film.”

Karan Johar was present at the 54th IFFI in Goa, where he unveiled the motion poster of their upcoming film Ae Watan Mere Watan with Sara Ali Khan.

Aravind Sinha’s remarks did not sit well with the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA), who released a statement condemning the speech as ‘distasteful.’ The official statement read, ““The speech of Chairperson, Indian Panorama non feature film jury head, Mr. Arvind Sinha, on the 2nd day of the opening ceremony of IFFI function in Goa, is distasteful, disgusting and disastrous, which had made Hon. Members of film fraternity a target of hate.”

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“Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association strongly condemns the irresponsible statement of Mr. Arvind Sinha, using the words ‘Bollywood Tamasha’ and ‘Nautanki’ for eminent Producers, Directors and Artists of Film Industry. A veteran Producer of superhit films, Mr. Karan Johar, is the most respected and honoured Producer of films and has a unique position in the film industry. To say ‘The Film Festival is not for them’ has made a dent in the sincere efforts of our government to make the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, a highlight for the filmmakers, distributors, artists, technicians and guests from the whole world. IFTDA pity the remarks of Mr. Arvind Sinha.”

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