Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh (“Kahaani”), the head selectors (referred to as jurors) for the Indian Panorama section, has resigned in protest. He was followed by fellow jurors, editor and screenwriter Apurva Asrani (“Aligarh”) and Gyan Correa, director of 2015 Oscar contender, “The Good Road”). The powerful Marathi film lobby is considering boycotting the festival unless one of the films, “Nude,” is reinstated.
“Nude”, a sensitive portrayal of a woman who poses for painting students, directed by Ravi Jadhav, was due to open the strand. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Malayalam-language “Sexy Durga” has won a host of international awards, including the Hivos Tiger for best film at Rotterdam. Earlier this year, it ran afoul of the Indian censors and was ultimately