Nandita Das has refused the request of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for a special screeening of her directorial debut movie Firaaq. The screening was demanded by CM Modi becuase of the portrayal of certain facts of the Gujarat riots in the film.
The movie stars Tisca Chopra, Shahana Goswami, Deepti Naval, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Suri, and Raghuvir Yadav. The movie has already been released in the international market and is due to release on March 20, 2009 in India. The movie has already won awards like Best Film and Best Screenplay at Asian Festival of First Films and Special Jury Award at International Film Festival of Kerala.