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Do paint it all black or white, accommodate grey: Palekar on intolerance

As a socially responsible artist, in these times of extreme divisions, I am in search of the diminished greys

Amol Palekar
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Gajendra Ahire, who made 50 films in 15 years, was felicitated here just yesterday. He made more than three films a year! Is it just a coincidence that for the Zenith Asia award, the organisers thought of me, who could make only 15 films in about 50 years?

Before I consented to accept this award, my question was, “Who is going to give it to me?” I felt relieved to know that they had chosen Kumar Shahani, a comrade who didn’t believe in the numbers game either and whose films are not even in double digits. As director, he offered me

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First Published: Dec 28 2018 | 12:42 PM IST

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