Shootout series to be screened at an award ceremony that binds India and South Africa. South Africa India Film and Television Awards (SAIFTA) is a first of its kind. The makers of the films Shootout At Lokhandwala and Shootout At Wadala are excited that both the movies will be showcased in this ceremony which will be held at Durban in September.
Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007) was directed by Apoorva Lakhia and its sequel Shootout At Wadala (2013) was directed by Sanjay Gupta. "We are happy that both our films will be showcased at SAIFTA. They are unique films. Students over there want to know about film making. Both films are real-life entertaining stories. It will be a good experience for all," Gupta expressed at a SAIFTA-related event on July 15.
John Abraham, Manoj Bajpai and Suniel Shetty were present at the SAIFTA's curtain raiser event. Actor Saif Ali Khan will be hosting the event in Durban on September 6. SAIFTA is set to bring Bollywood to Durban to felicitate talent from both countries in the sphere of cinema and television. It is billed as an event which will boost tourism, business tie-ups and promotion of both countries as ideal film locations.
The star-studded Indian panelists for the awards consist of Bollywood personalities Waheeda Rehman, Mukesh Bhatt, Boman Irani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farah Khan. "India and South Africa share a long emotional connect due to Mahatma Gandhi's civil rights movement in South Africa," Mahesh Bhatt said. The curtain raiser event showcased the coveted 'Wall of Fame' which will have hand prints of eminent personalities from Indian and South Africa film and TV industry.