Actress turned filmmaker Nandita Das along with Mahesh Bhatt made their presence felt at the annual Kara Film Festival in Karachi, Pakistan.
Post the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, relations between India and Pakistan seemed to have strained even more, hence not many film personalities from India graced the event. However it was heartening to see Nandita and Mahesh Bhatt grace the event one day before its conclusion.
It was a moment of pride and joy for Nandita Das as her maiden directorial venture Firaaq bagged the 'Best Film' award at the festival. The film was screened on Saturday (14th Feb).
Both Bhatt and Das were of the opinion that festivals like these provide a great forum to interact with like-minded people from different parts of the world, especially during troubled times, when the exchange of people and artistes becomes all the more important as a part of the peace process.
Around 120 short films, 60 documentaries and 50 feature films were screened at this year's edition of the Kara Film Festival.