Actor, writer and director Rajat Kapoor addressing a press conference post the screening of his film ‘Ankhon Dekhi’ in the Indian Panorama section of the 45th International Film Festival of India, at the Maquinez Palace, said: “The film is special to me as it takes me back on a journey to my childhood. Though the film is philosophical, it has been depicted in a very light manner.”
Comparing the Indian Panorama section at the present IFFI Goa and the erstwhile IFFI Delhi, Kapoor said: “When the film festival used to be organised in Delhi, being selected to screen your film in the Indian Panorama section was a matter of prestige to filmmakers. Screenings were attended by many foreign delegates and representatives of film companies, which we don’t see happening at IFFI Goa. IFFI has been taken over by the Film Bazaar where you get to watch private screenings, and ESG.”
His feelings were also evident from his tweet: “Bizarre bazaar – where everybody is selling and no one is buying!!!” which he was posted on November 21.