Carved in black stone, the 6"x 08" sized sculpture is of the Hindu Goddess seated on a throne along with four attendants.
With an objective to teach Kuchipudi to children passionate about classical dance forms, MVNS Durga started ‘Nataraja Nrithyalaya’ in 2018 to train children in classical dance.
After the film's maker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan petitioned the Kerala High Court, the court directed IFFI to screen 'S... Durga' after its censored version was screened for the jury.
Sasidharan said that when he went to court, he thought that he was was fighting with the system but it had now become an ego issue as he feels the ministry had taken his fight personally.
Malayalam film community reacts to dropping of Sanal Kumar Sasidaran's 'Sexy Durga', Marathi film 'Nude' from IFFI
Aashiq Abu, Rajeev Ravi, Lijo Pallissery, Dileesh Pothan, Geethu Mohandas, Rima Kallingal, Soubin Shahir, Vidhu Vincent, Syam Pushkaran and several others released a joint statement on Thursday.
Sujoy Ghosh has resigned as head of the jury of IFFI's Indian Panorama section following the controversy over the removal of two films from the final selection.
The decision to axe 'S Durga' and 'Nude' from the 48th IFFI, has left the festivals selection committee in a state of shock.
Director Sasidharan says, 'you can't censor imaginations.'
On September 22, Kedar Mandal's Facebook post read, "Durga is the very much sexy prostitute in the Indian mythology." but later deleted it.