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10-20-2012, 09:01 PM #1
Neetu Chandra' Bhojpuri film selected for IFFI
Finding no support for her no-cheesiness Bhojpuri production Deswa among her friends from Bollywood, actress Neetu Chandra has moved far ahead.
Deswa, directed by Neetu’s brother Nitin Chandra has now been selected for the Indian Panorama Section of 43rd Edition of International Film Festival of India, to be held at Goa from 20th to 30th November, 2012.
Deswa, a film about unemployed youngsters of rural Bihar taking to crime, is the first Bhojpuri film to be thus honoured.
And Neetu is not allowing the opportunity for gloating to go by. “No one from the film industry, ‘OUR’ film industry except Imtiaz Ali supported me, not even the Bihari stars and directors who have clout. My brother Nitin had made a Bhojpuri film that resolutely moved away from the sleaze that has become an integral and tragically accepted part of cinema in that language. A Bhojpuri film is something to be sneered at. That is why the selection of our film in the Indian Panorama means the world to me and my brother. We’re fighting to bring respectability to Bhojpuri cinema which has been reduced to a joke.”