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    Benegal, jury member for GIFA awards

    By Staff

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006

    Mumbai, UNI: Filmmaker and Rajya Sabha member Shyam Benegal is among the seven member jury for the second Provogue-Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA), to be held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from December 7 to 9.

    The other members of the jury include actress Rati Agnihotri, music composer Sandeep Chowta, producer Sajid Nadiadwala, media critic and journalist Subhash K Jha, actor Jackie Shroff and producer Smita Thackeray.

    The jury members will review the films and vote for deserving candidates, a release said here today.

    This year's awards are being held under the aegis of Tourism Malaysia.

    ''Provogue GIFA is a very special award because we interact with very special people. The venue for the awards makes all the difference and what better place than KL in Malaysia. I am looking forward to my visit to KL.

    They say its paradise and Malaysia is truly Asia,'' the release quoted Rati Agnihotri as saying.

    ''Provogue-GIFA represents the soul of Asian cinema and Malaysia represents the soul of Asian beauty. I am looking forward to be in KL. I know only few will get the awards, but in place like Malaysia, I am sure everyone is going to have fun. Malaysia Truly Asia.'' said Sandeep Chowta.

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