‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ producer: Dibakar can’t return joint award

"Khosla Ka Ghosla" producer Savita Raj Hiremath has criticised Dibakar Banerjee's decision to return the National Award for the film.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2015 3:39 am
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Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee faced criticism on the social media for announcing on October 28 his intention to return the National Award he won for his debut film, Khosla Ka Ghosla.

The backlash was triggered after the film’s producer Savita Raj Hiremath and actor Anupam Kher, who played the central character in the film, said that the National Award being returned by Banerjee was won in the Best Film category, which lauds the work of the entire team.

Hiremath of Tandav Films tweeted, “Khosla Ka Ghosla National award was for best film not Director its joint. we r not returning proud.of.It.” Retweeting her, Kher said, “Here is d producer of #KhoslaKaGhosla claiming that the National Award Dibakar Bannerjee returned didn’t belong to him.”

Banerjee was quick to respond to Hiremath and Kher. In an email to The Indian Express, he said, “I was given a medal and some prize money individually… I have decided to return my share of the honour, the medal and the money.”

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    Abhi
    Nov 1, 2015 at 5:41 pm
    Hahaha.. Golu ullu ban gya..
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    1. Sai Sarathivasan
      Nov 1, 2015 at 10:22 pm
      Silly on part of these so called 'intellectuals' artists etc. returning their awards. They are doing this for publicity. These people did not expect BJP and Modi to come to power with absolute mandate. And the successive wins of BJP made them more dishonest. They know, if BJP wins Bihar, it is advantageous BJP in UP and West Bengal. The left has already declined and the Congress ,no chance to raise as long as Rahul is there. This is more a dislike for Modi , which they are doing since years. This type of anti Modi stance is advantageous to BJP as now a days people are more intelligent to see the behind actions of such 'shows'.
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        Rob krishnan
        Nov 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm
        Did he return the money that came with the award? Did he try to return the award when the parliament was attacked or Mumbai was attacked or Nirbhaya was brutalized. If not then he didn't deserve the award in the first place. He just deserved a Hypocricy medal.
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          Vish
          Nov 1, 2015 at 6:18 pm
          Sorry. Once returned cannot be taken back or claimed again.
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          1. Abu Fitna
            Nov 2, 2015 at 8:32 am
            Dibakar Ali Mamedou looks like a unkempt Somalian refugee with severe constipation.
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