IFFK organisers are disregarding Kalabhavan Mani : RLV Ramakrishnan
The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) for this year is currently progressing in Thiruvananthapuram. Like every year, the organisers had arranged a ceremony to pay respects to all the film personalities who passes away this year.
RLV Ramakrishnan, brother of deceased actor Kalabhavan Mani has accused the organisers for neglecting his family. He has alleged that the organisers did not invite any of his family members for the function.
According to him, they have not invited him or Kalabhavan Mani’s wife officially for the function organised to pay the respects.
IFFK Chairman, director Kamal has said that they have not invited anyone personally for the function.
They have not invited the family members of renowned poets ONV Kurup and Kavalam Naryana Panicker even after being Thiruvananthapuram residents.
Kamal said, late actor Jishnu’s father Raghavan was informed about the function over phone. Kalpana’s sister Urvashi is attending the event only because she was also a member of the film fraternity.
Kalpana’s daughter is attending the function only beacuse of Urvashi’s compulsion.
The Festival has already been marred after six delegates were taken into police custody for not standing up while the mandatory National anthem was played before the screening. The 21st IFFK will conclude this Friday, 16 December.