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By Malabika Bhattacharya
"Why is Goa chosen for such festivals?'' Mr. Bhattacharjee asked. He said he would try to find the answer from the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ravishankar Prasad. " Maybe, they (the Centre) are trying to promote tourism there.''
For him, the reason for abandoning Delhi in favour of Goa is quite clear the absence of a discerning audience for film festivals. ``Delhi fails to draw people to such events. It's only a few bureaucrats and foreign embassy officials who crowd the screenings of films,'' he said.
This November the Bhattacharjee Government will hold the annual international film festival.
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