Panaji: A film documentary by late painter M.F. Husain will finally be screened at the ongoing 42nd International Film Festival of India despite right wing protests, said organisers Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters, festival director Shankar Mohan said Husain's documentary 'Through the eyes of a painter' would 'definitely be screened' Wednesday, but a slot had not been finalised yet.
"We are looking for a slot. It will definitely be screened," Mohan said.
Mohan had said Saturday that the screening of the documentary, which is part of a homage by the film fraternity to the artist who died this year, had been 'deferred' after protests from right wing organisation Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), which had claimed that screening of the documentary would amount to contempt of court as a case regarding the screening of the film was 'sub judice'. ...more
11:50 AM, Nov 30, 2011
New Delhi: Forced to live away from India, M.F. Husain at one time wanted to destroy all his paintings, says his son Owais Husain who is hungering to conquer the wasteland of possibilities left behind by his illustrious father. "I feel suddenly in life there is a wasteland in front of me, but the wasteland is rich, inspiring a hunger in me to devour the wasteland. I am ready, actually...
11:49 AM, Jul 05, 2011