September 1, 2010 03:15:39 PM IST A S Mitra, Bollywood Trade News Network
The 12th MAMI Mumbai film festival this year, will for the first time ever, have an all-women jury. Incidentally, Mani Ratnam's wife, Suhasini will be the only Indian in the panel of five jury members that will be headed by Academy Award winner Jane Champion.
This year the Mami film festival is being organised by Reliance Big Pictures and since they were the producers of Mani Ratnam's film RAAVAN, they found it appropriate to approach Ranam's wife to be a jury member to which she agreed.
Suhasini made her debut in 1980 with the Tamil film NENJATHAI KILLATHE and since then, she was part of several South Indian films. She won the National Award for best actress for her role in the Tamil film SINDHU BHAIRAVI in '85. In 1996, she wrote and directed INDIRA. She also produced IRUVAR in '97.
Suhasini runs the production company Madras Talkies along with her husband.