BAFTA-winning veteran director Shekhar Kapur to head jury for 65th National Film Awards

Kapur heads the central panel, which comprises a chairperson and 10 other members.

PTI March 28, 2018 18:05:43 IST
BAFTA-winning veteran director Shekhar Kapur to head jury for 65th National Film Awards

New Delhi: Veteran director Shekhar Kapur has been appointed chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards, sources in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said on Wednesday.

The central panel comprises a chairperson and 10 other members, including five regional chairpersons who head the respective regional panels.

BAFTAwinning veteran director Shekhar Kapur to head jury for 65th National Film Awards

Shekhar Kapur. YouTube screengrab

Film writer Imtiaz Hussain, known for his works in films like Astitva (2000) and Parinda (1989) will be the regional chairperson of South I panel. Mehboob, who penned the lyrics for the Hindi (dubbed) version of 1995 Tamil romantic drama Bombay, was appointed as the regional chairperson of South II panel, the sources said.

Actress Gautami Tadimalla, who is known for her work in Tamil films, is the regional chairman of the North panel, while director Rahul Rawail known for films like Love Story (1981), Betaab (1983), Arjun (1985) and Jo Bole So Nihaal (2005), was chosen as the regional chairperson of the Western panel, they said.

Director P Sheshadri, a well-known name in Kannada cinema, is the regional chairperson of Eastern panel.

Other members of the panel include Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, a Bengali and Hindi film director; playwright Tripurari Sharma; dialogue and script writer Rumi Jaffery; Ranjit Das known for the critically acclaimed film Pratyavartan; and film writer, director and producer Rajesh Mapuskar, the sources added.

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