Assam Artists, Intellectuals Boycott Filmfare Awards in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: The artiste and intellect communities of Assam have called for a boycott of the Filmfare Awards to be held in Guwahati on February 15.
Addressing a press meet on Tuesday, senior journalist Manjit Mahanta said that since the past few months Assam is witnessing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and hence in its wake, the Filmfare award should not be held here.
Further Assamese Actress Zerifa Wahid said, "The Filmfare Award that will be held in Assam is the similar ceremony, being held for the last 65 years. Our artists will not have any role here as all the stars will come with the cast and crew from outside."
Meanwhile Actor Ravi Sarma who was also part of the meet said, "I think this is not the right environment for a film event to happen in Assam."
Senior advocate Arup Borbora, veteran singers Pulak Banerjee, Dipen Baruah, actors Zerifa Wahid, Ravi Sarma and others were present.