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Basu Chatterrjee is jury chairperson of Jaipur film fest

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MUMBAI: The Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) has selected veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee as this year’s jury Chairperson.

Born 10 January 1930 in district Ajmer, Rajasthan, Chatterjeee won as many as five Filmfare Awards and in the year 2007 he was bestowed with the IFFA Lifetime Achievement Award.

As a professional filmmaker, he had directed nearly 42 titles and also wrote the screenplay and dialogues of numerous films.

The major films that are credited under his name include Kamla ki Maut (1991), Jeena Yahan (1980), Swami (1977), Choti Si Baat (1976), Rajnigandha (1975) and Saara Aakash (1972).

The Jaipur International Film Festival will be held from 27-29 January.

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