Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane QUIT as MAMI board members
Amidst the ongoing #MeToo movement in Bollywood, filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane have now confirmed that that they are no longer board members of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) film festival.
Anurag tweeted a letter announcing giving up his duties on the film festival board, which consists of people like Siddharth Roy Kapur, Kiran Rao, Anupama Chopra, Zoya Akhtar, Rohan Sippy and others from the film industry.
Motwane, too, who was also supposed be part of the jury for one of the sections at the festival, will no longer be a part of it confirms a source.
After Anurag and Motwane’s former business partner, Vikas Bahl was charged with sexual assault of an ex-employee three years back, Anurag says that he feels guilty of not doing much for the survivor and not taking appropriate action against Bahl all these years.
In a series of tweets, he stated:
Anurag’s decision came in after the film festival’s decision to drop films by AIB and actor Rajat Kapoor, namely ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’ and ‘Kadakh’.