New Delhi: The tussle between the organisers of the Indian Television Academy awards (ITA) and the Film Writers Association, which is speaking on behalf of the TV writers also, has come out in public. The writers association was in favour of the inclusion of a new prize in the category for story writers.
ITA replied to this request and said that no such category can be announced as TV serials are devoid of proper stories these days. The letter has been written by Virendra Bhargav, CEO, ITA and is addressed to Kamlesh Pandey, General Secretary, The Film Writers Association.
The letter tries to explain the reasons behind the decision of not including a new prize section for TV story writers, Coming to your suggestion for including the Best Story awards, I may apprise you that when the categories for the Awards were decided by The ITA Governing Council comprising such illustrious stalwarts as Mahesh Bhatt, Javed Akhtar, Revathy etc. a lot of thought was given to it and it was concluded the writing in Television is all about Teleplay and Dialogues than anything else. The point of fact is that if you look around on present-day TV here, there is no story in the serials. It is just an assemblage of tracks fleshed up by Teleplay & dialogues. There is no beginning-middle-end structure and there are examples galore that a serial starts with a Saas Bahu story and then becomes a fantasy tale of Ichhadhari Nagin or a
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