Kundan Shah, Saeed Mirza, Arundhati Roy, 22 others return National Awards
Kundan Shah, Saeed Mirza, Arundhati Roy, 22 others return National Awards

24 filmmakers including Kundan Shah of 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' fame and Saeed Mirza have returned their National Award 

Kundan Shah, Saeed Mirza return National Awards
Kundan Shah, Saeed Mirza return National Awards

More than 40 writers and artists and 10 filmmakers had earlier returned the top awards to register their protest.

FTII impasse continues as students' strike enters 68th day

Academic activity in FTII continued to be at a standstill for the 68th day on Monday even as its ex-chairman and filmmaker Saeed Mirza came out in support of the agitating students demanding removal of BJP member and TV actor Gajendra Chauhan from its chairmanship.

Give chance to independent filmmakers: Saeed Mirza

Independent filmmakers in India should be given a chance and space to showcase their style of cinema, says Saeed Akhtar Mirza, award-winning director of the 1980 cult movie ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Ata Hai’.