Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) organises a Film Festival every year names as JioMAMIwithStar is one of the much-awaited events of the year, had canceled a scheduled press conference which was to be held on Monday.
In the recent turn of events and Tanushree Dutta speaking about sexual harassment in the industry has started the movement in India. According to a statement issued by festival director Anupama Chopra, which said:
“The Mumbai Film Festival is fully supportive of the #MeToo movement. We have postponed the press conference because now is not the time to focus on our line up which is what we were going to announce. There is a larger issue at play and as an Academy we will put our attention and weight behind all efforts to find concrete ways to address this deep-seated and pernicious problem.”
And yesterday, MAMI tweeted something that made everyone feel proud. They have dropped two films – AIB’s ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’ and Rajat Kapoor’s ‘Kadakh‘ – from the line-up of the upcoming 20th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in the wake of the #MeToo tide.
Here’s what they tweeted:
Well, that is one good step taken by MAMI. #MeToo movement is finally opening up a lot of minds.