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IFFI 2009: INTERVIEW – Sonali Kulkarni

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Actress Sonali Kulkarni, best known for her roles in “Daayraa” and “Dil Chahta Hai“, spoke to Reuters on the sidelines of the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the tourist haven of Goa.

Kulkarni is in Goa to promote her critically acclaimed Marathi film “Gabhricha Paus” which takes a hard-hitting look at the issue of farmer suicides in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region.

The actress, who has also acted in a few international projects, said she will soon publish a book — a collection of her articles and writings.

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IFFI 2009: INTERVIEW – Tannishtha Chatterjee

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- Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, best known for her roles in “Brick Lane” and “Shadows of Time“, spoke to Reuters on the sidelines of the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the tourist haven of Goa.

Chatterjee, who was in Goa to present two of herĀ films “Bombay Summer” and “The White Elephant“, has done a number of international projects. Her next film — Dev Benegal’s “Road, Movie” — is slated for a February 2010 release in India.

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(Flip cam video by Tony Tharakan)

MORE VIDEOS FROM IFFI 2009
INTERVIEW – Actress Sarita Choudhury

Sona Jain on ‘For Real’

Rituparno Ghosh on ‘Sab Charitro Kalponik’

Makrand Deshpande on ‘Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu’

Aijaz Khan on ‘The White Elephant’

Joseph Mathew Varghese on ‘Bombay Summer’

IFFI 2009: INTERVIEW – Actress Sarita Choudhury

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Sarita Choudhury, known for her roles in Mira Nair’s “Mississippi Masala” (1992) and “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” (1996), spoke to Reuters on the sidelines of the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the tourist haven of Goa.

Choudhury’s latest film “For Real“, an English film set in New Delhi, premiered in Goa.

IFFI 2009: Sona Jain on ‘For Real’

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- Filmmaker Sona Jain and lead actress Sarita Choudhury spoke to Reuters about their film “For Real” on the sidelines of the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the tourist haven of Goa.

Jain’s first feature film is the story of a six-year-old who witnesses a moment of discord within her family.

IFFI 2009: Joseph Mathew Varghese on ‘Bombay Summer’

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Director Joseph Mathew Varghese speaks to Reuters about his debut feature film ‘Bombay Summer‘ which is being screened at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa.

(Flip cam video by Tony Tharakan)

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