Opposition leader targets Modi after he lauds Payal Kapadia over Cannes feat

SHASHI THAROOR, a parliamentarian of India’s opposition Indian National Congress, on Tuesday (28) took a swipe at prime minister Narendra Modi after the latter hailed Indian filmmaker Payal Kapadia for winning the Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival, asking if India is proud of her, shouldn’t his government immediately withdraw the “cases” against her and fellow students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in the city of Pune.