The jury members requested Irani to initiate a conversation so that the remaining films are not forgotten in the midst of this controversy.
While the government is all set to open International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 20 and I&B Minister Smriti Irani is at the helm of it preparing for the gala, Shabana Azmi lashed out at her too and suggested everyone should boycott the festival.
Naidu also urged the media to stay away from paid news and making “credibility” a casualty in the pursuit to sensationalise news.
The I&B Ministry has taken it upon themselves to decide the films that will be screened under the India Panorama Section at IFFI, Goa. They dropped Ravi Jadhav’s Nude and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s S Durga without consulting the 13-member jury.
The statement comes in the wake of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s tweet, calling the note ban a “tragedy”.
Ekta Kapoor and Smriti Irani made the most of their time together at the ITA Awards event. Smriti said she will always be grateful to Television as it gave her a platform to enter Indian political space. Ekta Kapoor has also shared a picture with Smriti Irani on social media.
“I’m the biggest example of being a common man and still having made it (in the film industry). After being a gold medallist from drama school, was it easy for me to come to the city of Mumbai and roam around for three years? Why should life be easier for anyone?”
The Union minister said it was shameful that Chidambaram made the comments in Gujarat, the birthplace of Sardar Patel, who dedicated his life for the unity and prosperity of India
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani, calling herself a rebel with and without causes, broke the convention by delivering the annual Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture in Hindi and English
The I&B minister said this during her Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture in Delhi. The topic of her lecture was “Model for Broadcast landscape for Democracies”.
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher added that he takes owning Actor Prepares Institute as a matter of pride and believes his experience as a teacher of the school will come handy during his tenure at FTII. Information and Broadcasting Minister, Smriti Irani had no qualms that he owns acting schools.
Irani attached with her tweet a news report, “Bots behind rise in Rahul Gandhi’s twitter popularity?”, which said that a glance at the twitter handles retweeting Gandhi’s tweets does throw up some questions.
The Union Minister said Congress has a tendency to either bribe or give death threats to people investigating dubious deals involving its leaders
Rahul Gandhi tweeted a news report on the Global Hunger Index along with a Hindi couplet by poet Dushyant Kumar. Soon Smriti Irani, the minister for information and broadcasting and textiles, responded to Gandhi’s tweet in a similar fashion, saying that he seems to be keen to “malign” the nation.
Smriti Irani said, “Not surprising that in his keenness to run down PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi maligns the Nation.”