Parrikar literally gives 'talak' to National Award winning Konkani film
PANAJI July. 23, 2005 : Director Rajendra Talak may laugh all the way to the podium to collect the National Award for the best feature film in Konkani, but he will not laugh all the way to the bank. Former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, in his pre-IFFI euphoric enthusiasm, had magnanimously announced that the lone Konkani film to be entered for IFFI would be given all government assistance, 8 months later and Rs.45 lakhs poorer, Rajendra Talak still waits for the government.
The amount is a pittance for the government considering it spent more than Rs.85 lakhs on accommodation and food for high profile celebrities who came to party in Goa during IFFI.
Talak said he is on a high because he has got the National award for a film, which he was confident, had a meaningful theme. Talak now hopes that the National Award just might goad the government to dip into its pockets.