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Riteish Deshmukh’s second production Yellow to open film fest

world cinema Updated: Dec 01, 2015 13:36 IST

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Directed by Mahesh Limaye, Yellow is based on the life of Gauri Gadgil, a girl with special needs. The film has been produced by Riteish Deshmukh.(YouTube)

Marathi film Yellow, produced by Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, has been chosen as the opening film of the first International Film Festival for the Persons with Disabilities (IFFPD) and the actor couldn’t have been happier. Riteish said he is “honoured and excited” about it.

“Yellow is a special film and we are honoured and excited to be the opening film at the first international film festival for persons with disabilities. Such initiatives are important and will help spread the necessary awareness,” Riteish said in a statement.

The film’s director Mahesh Limaye called it a “proud moment for the entire team”.

A screengrab from the Marathi film Yellow. (YouTube)

“We are honoured to be the opening film. I’m very happy for Gauri Gadgil (on whose life the story is based) who chased her dreams and they came true. She is the inspiration for all of us,” he said.

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The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), union ministry of social justice and empowerment, has collaborated with the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) to organise IFFPD, a unique three-day film festival for persons with disabilities. It will be held on December 1-3 at Siri Fort here.

The festival will conclude on December 3, which is also observed as the International day of Persons with Disabilities. Yellow is selected among one of the eight features in the competition category and will be screened on Tuesday.

Watch the trailer of Yellow here: