Twelve filmmakers of the country which includes Dibakar Banerjee, Anand Patwardhan, Paresh Kamdar, Nishtha Jain, Kirti Kamdar returned there national awards to show support to FTII students and against the extremist wrong doing in the country here in Mumbai on Wednesday.
When asked about the FTII issue Bollywood bigwigs were not supportive to the matter, reacting to the question Dibakar said, “I don’t think FTII issue is really connected to Bollywood unfortunately. It is the issue connect to education and teaching. It just happens to be film and tv institute of India. Because Bollywood gets a larger share than its due share of publicity we think it is a education issue.”
I want to appeal to students, teachers and parents of India to pay attention to what the FTII student are saying. If they do they will know the contention is far bigger than the institution they are fighting for. I appeal for the sane, fair and unbiased elements amidst the political, executive, legislative, judicial and legal constituents of the Indian society to give this protest a fair hearing and fair solution,” added Dibakar.
Meanwhile, The FTII students call off there 140 days strike on Wednesday afternoon and started attending the classes but decided to protest silently for the same.