Noted filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia has declined to accept the post of vice-president in Uttarakhand Film Development Council.
In a letter sent to the state government, he stated that due to a sensitive situation in the state and in view of a wrong implication drawn over his appointment, it is hard for him to accept the offer.
“I request the state government to cancel my appointment as vice-president of Uttarakhand Film Development Council,” he said in the letter.
However, he thanked the state for finding him worthy of the position and said he would continue to promote and assist the hill state even without any official position.
The film director, who hails from Uttarakhand received National Film Award in 2012 for his film Paan Singh Tomar.
Chief Minister Harish Rawat was appointed president of Uttarakhand Film Development Council and Tigmanshu Dhulia and Hemant Pandey as vice-chairmen.
Fifteen others were also chosen as council members. – CINEWS