Priyadarshan, who is one of the most renowned directors in Bollywood as well as in the South, said that he will be resigning from his post as the Chairman of the Chalachitra Academy after the film festival gets over.
It has been three long years since Priyadarshan has become the
chairman of the academy. Ever since then, he had brought in many
changes in the functioning of the academy as well in the hosting
the film festival of Kerala.
This year, when Kerala hosted its 18th International Film Festival of Kerala, there were disputes among the people regarding the age of the Malayalam cinema. Director Kamal and many others shared their strong disagreement for the same issue, which later got subsided after the chairman Priyadarshan apologised to them.
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It has now been a day after the incident had happened and Priyadarshan has announced his retirement from the post. He became the chairman in 2011. Priyan said, "This is my third year as the chairman of Chalachitra Academy and my last film festival as the chairman. I will be resigning from the post after the film festival gets over. I was very satisfied as the chairman in these past three years. I hope that these years went on without much disputes."
Director Kamal has opined that Priyadarshan had faced many difficulties since the industry did not have a minister of its own.