'IFFI' should be split into 2 festivals: Atul Kulkarni

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Kochi, Nov 22 (UNI) Noted actor Atul Kulkarni today said making Goa the permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was not a good idea as that deprived audiences in other regions of a chance to watch quality cinema.

Addressing a press conference here, Kulkarni said it would be better to split the 'IFFI' into two separate festivals.

While a festival of international films could be permanently held at Goa, the other should be a rotating festival, moving to different cities, he added.

'IFFI' was too big a festival to be confined only to Goa. With Goa being made the permanent venue, audiences in places such as Assam and UP were deprived of the chance to see good films, he said.

''The more we spread, the more we will grow,'' he added.

UNI

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