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JP Dutta to head the jury for the National Film Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by SUMEDH RAINA   
Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00
sumedh raina
New Delhi, April 15
Noted producer-director JP Dutta , who has given film buffs blockbusters like Border,  Refugee,  LoC and Kargil, will head the feature film section jury for  the National Film Awards  (2010), according to sources in the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The other members of the   jury in this section will be actor Poonam  Dhillon, singer Anuradha  Paudwal and renowned ad guru, Prahlad  Kakkar, the sources added.
There will be four regional juries   for the feature film section in the form of Mamta  Shankar, an actress from West Bengal, Revathi, a well-known Malayali actress and director representing the southern region, Chandraprakash Dwivedi, film director and writer and Neeraj Mahapatra..
These regional juries will send their entries for the awards  top the central jury  headed by Dutta which will make the final selection for  the awards.
Although the members of the jury for the non-feature films section  is yet to be final;ised, the chief of this section  will be noted Marathi actor Suhasini Mulay Suhasini Mulay  who won  the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999, for her performance in Gulzar's Hu Tu Tu..
The jury for the best  writing on cinema, will be headed by well-known writer and socialite, Ashok Vajpayee, a former officer of the Indian  Adminstrative Service ( IAS)..
Among those in the running for the best actors award are Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Omkardas Manikpuri , Ajay Devgun and Naseruddin Shah..
Among the films seeking the top spot are My Name Is Khan,  Rajneeti, Peepli Live, Guzarish, Well Done Abba, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, Tere Bin Laden., Dabang and Khele Hum Jee Jaan Say.
The Directorate of Film Festivals had, on March 18, invited entries for   the awards which are presented by The President some time   in October every year ever since they were incepted in 1954..
The selection of the films  which will get the awards is normally done by mid-September every year after the jury views each one of the entries at special screenings.
The awards are aimed at encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical excellence and social relevance contributing to the understanding and appreciation of cultures of different regions of the country.
Noted producer-director JP Dutta , who has given film buffs blockbusters like Border,  Refugee,  LoC and Kargil, will head the feature film section jury for  the National Film Awards  (2010), according to sources in the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The other members of the   jury in this section will be actor Poonam  Dhillon, singer Anuradha  Paudwal and renowned ad guru, Prahlad  Kakkar, the sources added.There will be four regional juries   for the feature film section in the form of Mamta  Shankar, an actress from West Bengal, Revathi, a well-known Malayali actress and director representing the southern region, Chandraprakash Dwivedi, film director and writer and Neeraj Mahapatra..These regional juries will send their entries for the awards  top the central jury  headed by Dutta which will make the final selection for  the awards.Although the members of the jury for the non-feature films section  is yet to be final;ised, the chief of this section  will be noted Marathi actor Suhasini Mulay Suhasini Mulay  who won  the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999, for her performance in Gulzar's Hu Tu Tu..The jury for the best  writing on cinema, will be headed by well-known writer and socialite, Ashok Vajpayee, a former officer of the Indian  Adminstrative Service ( IAS)..Among those in the running for the best actors award are Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Omkardas Manikpuri , Ajay Devgun and Naseruddin Shah..Among the films seeking the top spot are My Name Is Khan,  Rajneeti, Peepli Live, Guzarish, Well Done Abba, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, Tere Bin Laden., Dabang and Khele Hum Jee Jaan Say.The Directorate of Film Festivals had, on March 18, invited entries for   the awards which are presented by The President some time   in October every year ever since they were incepted in 1954..The selection of the films  which will get the awards is normally done by mid-September every year after the jury views each one of the entries at special screenings.The awards are aimed at encouraging the production of films of aesthetic and technical excellence and social relevance contributing to the understanding and appreciation of cultures of different regions of the country.
 
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