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'The Lunchbox' director apologizes to FFI

After FFI’s scathing letter, director Ritesh Batra apologizes
By ApunKaChoice
Wed, Oct 02, 2013 07:29:10 GMT
 

The verbal thrust and parry between the makers of The Lunchbox and the Film Federation of India (FFI) after the Oscar snub to the film is seemingly headed for an end with director Ritesh Batra apologizing to the film body.

It’s no secret that the makers of The Lunchbox were thoroughly disappointed when their film was rejected as India’s Oscar entry and they expressed their dismay through comments and tweets online. Riled by these jibes the FFI had shot off a letter to The Lunchbox makers, demanding an apology.

Ritesh Batra has now apologized in a public statement.

Here’s the director’s statement:

'I just received your letter. Many industry stalwarts have made comments similar to mine but you sent the letter to me, a debutant filmmaker, but I am honoured and proud to speak for my film and team. If an apology is what you demand, you have it. Both you and the jury have my wholehearted apology.

'There was no intent to hurt anyone, but rather to participate in the vigorous debate that this decision ignited in the public domain.

'I sincerely hope that the annual reactions to our Academy selections from the national press, and this year from even the international press, prompt a new policy for the selection. Sir, please use your good offices to give us a transparent, objective process with a public and not a secret jury. It is a direct and humble request, not a criticism.

I have moved on from this debate to focus on more productive pursuits and I would encourage everyone to do the same. With much respect for your tough job.

Ritesh Batra
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