Jaipur: Jaipur Literature Festival’s 11th edition, as expected is witnessing high voltage drama because of the present political and social situation of India. For the first time Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje did not turn up for the inauguration, and the Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Prasoon Joshi, had to pull out of the event. Joshi, a regular at JLF, was threatened by Karni Sena for giving a clearance to Padmaavat movie. However, from its first day, January 25 to its third, many national and international celebrities from different walk of life, right from Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain to actors like Nawazuddin Siddique, Nandita Das, filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj, politicians Salman Khurshid and youth leaders like Gurmehar Kaur, to authors like Ashok Vajpai, Hansda Sowendra Shekhar, politician cum author Shashi Tharoor, Mridula Behari had sessions at JLF so far. And as expected a huge crowd turned up to listen to their favourite celebs and speakers. Photo credit: Chandra Mohan Aloria
JLF in pictures: Prasoon Joshi pulls out but the show goes on
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