IFFI Uploads Gulzar Pic Instead For Satyajit Ray's Film In Credits (Photo Credit: Twitter)
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in a serious goof up attached veteran lyricist-poet Gulzar's picture instead of Honorary Academy Award winning legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's in the director's biography of Ganashatru on its official website. While the goof up has now been corrected, the screenshot of the homage page with Gulzar's picture in place of Satyajit Ray has gone viral.
In the homage section of IFFI's website, Satyajit Ray's 1989 film Ganashatru has been mentioned. The page has a section for the director's bio. While the section mention Satyajit Ray as the director of Ganashatru, it earlier had the picture of Gulzar along with it.
Ganashatru is a 1990 Indian film directed by Satyajit Ray. It is an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play An Enemy of the People, and was released under that title in the UK. The cast includes Ray's favourite actor Soumitra Chatterjee, and veteran actors such as Dhritiman Chatterjee, Shubhendu Chatterjee, Manoj Mitra and Ruma Guhathakurta.
The film revolves around contamination of water at a temple town and a doctor's attempt to save the town at the cost of jeopardising his own reputation.
The 50th International Film Festival of India began in Goa on Wednesday. Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth attended the festival on Day 1 and particpated in the opening session of Indian Panorama. Karan Johar hosted the event in which Amitabh and Rajinikanth shared the stage. Southern superstar Rajinikanth was also conferred the 'Icon Of Golden Jubilee Award' for his contribution to Indian cinema. French actress Isabelle Huppert was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nearly 200 films from 76 countries will be screened at the film festival.