West Bengal: Education Minister Bratya Basu’s film dropped from IFFI, blames BJP

News Desk: West Bengal Education Minister and filmmaker Bratya Basu has alleged that his movie ‘Dictionary’, which was initially selected for screening at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2021, was dropped because of “political” reasons.

He stated that he was notified through emails from IFFI officials that his film was selected for screening. However, he was later told that his film would not be screened. Directed by Basu, ‘Dictionary’ stars Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and TMC MP Nusrat Jahan.

“I got multiple emails from IFFI officials congratulating me for my film’s selection. However, I have come to know that they have dropped it now. It is due to political reasons. I feel it is being done because I am a warrior of Mamata Banerjee” claimed Bratya Basu.

Lashing out at the BJP for indirectly being the reason for his film getting dropped, Basu said that irrespective of the fact whether his films get selected for IFFI or not, he will continue to protest against the saffron party.