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IFFI director's son accused of manhandling delegate

By Ians English

Panaji, Nov 28: A International Film Festival of India (IFFI) delegate Friday accused festival director Shankar Mohan's son of manhandling him.

Chintamani D., a delegate from Goa, said in his complaint that Mohan's son, Arun Shankar, had assaulted him after he requested him not to speak on a cellphone during a film screening.

IFFI director's son accused of manhandling delegate

Both the complainant and the accused were escorted out of the screening hall by security guards.

Speaking to reporters, Shankar Mohan avoided a direct response to the complaint.

"My son was at the festival in his capacity as a delegate. There are institutional mechanisms to take care of such incidents," said Mohan, a senior information and broadcasting ministry official, who has been director of the IFFI for the fourth year running.


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