Senior Malayalam actress Menaka Suresh and musician Johnson have
walked out of the jury committee for the Kerala State Film Awards
(KSFA). It is reported that they decided to quit the committee
after the screening schedule was changed according to the
convenience of the Chairman of the Committee, Budhadeb Dasgupta.
Sources claim that Menaka Suresh and Johnson were in the Jury
Committee for the KSFA. Recently, the schedule of screening films
was changed from May 10 to 22 and this was done for the convenience
of Chairman Budhadeb Dasgupta. But Johnson and Menaka said to have
got other commitments on those dates, which made them opt out from
According to sources, the old Kerala Government had planned to
complete the screening and declare awards before May 10. Now it is
reported that the Govt is changed and new Govt will come in next
week. However, writer Savitri Rajeevan and musician Kavalam
Sreekumar have reportedly been brought in as substitutes for Menaka
and Johnson's seats.