Prominent film celebrities will be attending the 3rd Edition of Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) commencing from 19th -25th June at Tagore Hall here, said a statement issued by the organizers.
The celebrities who have been locked for the festival include Tanishaa Mukerji, Rajit Kapur, Imran Khan, Raj Bhansal, Komal Nahta, Gauhar Raza, Mir Sarwar and others. The delegates are coming from the places like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Jammu and others.
Festival Director, Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan said that the preparations for the festival are going on in full swing. “All the people connected with the Kashmir World Film Festival are working day and night to complete the preparation for its 3rd edition on time,” he said.
The preparations for the festival were going on in full swing.The actors too have welcomed the holding of the festival as no cinema halls function in the Valley. “I have been associated with this festival since the first edition and I will always be there.
To make it a huge success, we need support from so many quarters.
I am very positive about the future of the festival and it has to go a long way. I see a bright future for the KWFF,” said Rajit Kapur, an actor and a director.
Poet Gauhar Raza too will be visiting the Valley.
“It is very courageous step taken by the organisers. This festival and similar other events are the need of the hour in Kashmir.
I wish it a success,” said Raza.Bollywood actor of Kashmir origin Mir Sarwar said, “the KWFF is a wonderful platform for the budding filmmakers of Kashmir.
The best thing about the festival is that the audience and students get to see some rare films, especially world-class cinema, which is not easily available to us.
I have great hopes from the festival.” Khan said so far they had received more than 100 films for the screening. “But we will be screening only around 45 films in the seven-day festival,” he said
.The organisers have received the films from different countries that include Italy, US, Iran, Korea, Poland, Turkey, Japan and Nepal.
The films are of different languages as well include English, Italian, Hindi, Kashmiri, Persian, Korean, Assamese, Punjabi, Nepali, Turkish, Marathi, Japanese, Malayalam and Sindhi. “We want to make this festival a success and want it be recognised internationally.
The film celebrities will be interacting with the students and film buffs during the festival and will provide them a platform to understand the cinematic culture and how Bollywood works,” he added.