NEW DELHI: Following a controversy over Bollywood actor Anupam Kher's allegations that JNU turned down permission for screening of his movie "Buddha in a traffic jam", the film is set to be screened at the varsity on March 18.
Kher, who has been critical of those behind a recent flash point event at JNU, had last week alleged that the university has refused to screen his film considering the present atmosphere at the campus, a charge denied by the university.
"We have sought permission from the university administration for the movie's screening and have been allowed to do so on March 18," JNUSU Joint Secretary Saurabh Sharma said.
There are three mechanisms for permission to screen any movie at JNU - at a students union event, administration event or during the academic calendar of varsity's school of cinema studies.
While the movie's director Vivek Agnihotri, had contacted the Cinema studies department, where he was told that the academic calendar for the semester was booked, no requests were made to other two bodies.
The veteran actor said he plays a professor who transforms the minds of students and incites them to become the change. He said it talks about the relationship between students and the teacher and the politics within.