Guild critical of autocratic behaviour towards ‘Parzania’

NEW DELHI: The Film and Television Producers Guild of India and many of its members have expressed regret over recent attempts to intervene in screening of films by certain multiplexes of Gujarat.

In a release, the Guild said: “Given our rich and diverse tradition it is disturbing to see such a repressive attitude towards the recently released film ‘Parzania’ by these authoritarian individuals.”

The release added: “Surely the release of a film cannot be tantamount to the whims and fancies of certain exhibitors. Hence the Guild considers it as a sacrilege towards the fundamental rights of citizens and also considers this as a hindrance on their creativity.”

The Guild is “positive that artistic independence of our talented filmmakers will not be curbed nor will free and fair broadcast be stopped through undemocratic means. The Guild assures the filmmakers that their interests will always be safeguarded.”

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