Sharmila-Soha starrer Life Goes On to open Pravasi film fest
Mother-daughter duo Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan starrer Life Goes On will kickstart the first ever Pravasi film festival to be held here in January.entertainment Updated: Dec 02, 2009 18:39 IST
"The film, directed by Sangeeta Datta, will be a part of the inaugural ceremony which will be attended by the two actresses," Anil Joshi, director of the festival, said at a press conference here today.
The four-day event, aimed at providing a platform to NRI filmmakers, will be attended by noted directors like Mira Nair, Krishna Shah, Deepa Mehta and Gurinder Chadha.
"Filmmakers like Mira Nair and Deepa Mehta have made a name for themselves as the best of the lot who dabble with the cinema of the NRIs and they will be a part of the fest," said actor Manoj Bajpai, who is a patron of the fest.
Actor Saeed Jaffery will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the fest.
The festival, to be held from January 3-6, is being organised in association with the government of Mauritius, since the island country has a huge population of Indian-origin people.
"Using world cinema for the unification of the Indian diaspora is a bright idea. Mauritius is all for this fest, since it is a prominent location for shooting Bollywood films," said Anerood Jugnauth, President of Mauritius.