Tharoor asks ‘proud’ Modi to withdraw cases against Payal Kapadia

"Modi ji, if India is proud of her, should your government not immediately #WithdrawTheCases against her and fellow FTII students," Shashi Tharoor said on X.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 29, 2024 | 8:30 AMUpdatedMay 29, 2024 | 8:30 AM

A file photo of Payal Kapadia

Modi’s congratulatory remarks for Payal Kapadia winning the Grand Prix at 2024 Cannes has “inspired” netizens, including MP Shashi Tharoor, to request Modi government to withdraw cases against her and fellow FTII students for protesting the appointment of an unqualified person as chairman in 2015. The government also cancelled her FTII grant. Oscar-winner sound designer Resul Pookutty backed the demand.

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