The upcoming season of the South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) in Goa
will pay tribute to legendary Bollywood veteran Shammi Kapoor, who
passed away recently in Mumbai. SAFF Secretary General Rahul Barua
informed reporters that the festival will hold a special screening
of the actor's hit film Brahmachari.
South Asian Film Festival is usually held annually in Goa for
three days. This years festival is scheduled from 15 to 18
September. The organisers have also planned to screen Shammi
Kapoor's film Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), Barua said adding
that around 50 films from South Asian nations would be screened
during the festival.
The films from Bhutan will have a separate segments in the film
festival as its is the 'focus country' of Saff 2011. Bhutanese Film
Industry and members of the Motion Pictures Association of Bhutan
(MPAB) will represent its industry during the event.
The festival organisers also informed that film personalities
like Subhash Ghai, Randhir Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt and Sharmila Tagore
would also be conducting workshops on various aspects of film
making like script writing, direction, and others during the South
Asian Film Festival.