Maharashtra Governor applauds ‘Chalk N Duster’

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Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao has appreciated actresses Juhi Chawla and Shabana Azmi-starrer drama movie “Chalk N Duster”, calling it a “thought-provoking film”.

Juhi, who plays the role of a teacher in the Jayant Gilatar-directorial, which released on January 15, had earlier requested Rao to watch a film.

The “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” actress on Thursday shared an image of a letter from Rao on Twitter.

The letter read: “‘Chalk N Duster’ is a remarkable film and I enjoyed watching it from the start to end. Truly, a thought-provoking film.

“There are many good teachers in society doing their job silently, diligently and efficiently, without expecting any reward or recognition, It is necessary that society realises their worth and stands by them when needed.

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“I congratulate the producer, director, cast and crew of the film for the brilliant execution of the work and thank you for inviting me to watch the film.”

Juhi captioned the image: “I am going to preserve this letter… So very happy and encouraged.”

“Chalk N Duster”, which deals with how commercialisation affects the education system in today’s society, also stars Zarina Wahab, Richa Chadha, Divya Dutta, Samir Soni, and Jackie Shroff, among others.

For its social-awakening concept, the film received tax-free tag in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during its release.

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