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IFFI 2009: INTERVIEW – Sonali Kulkarni

December 1, 2009

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.

IFFI 2009: INTERVIEW – Tannishtha Chatterjee

November 30, 2009
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.

IFFI 2009: INTERVIEW – Actress Sarita Choudhury

November 30, 2009

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.

IFFI 2009: Sona Jain on ‘For Real’

November 29, 2009
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.

IFFI 2009: Rituparno Ghosh on ‘Sab Charitro Kalponik’

November 28, 2009
Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh spoke to Reuters about his film “Shob Charitro Kalponik” on the sidelines of the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the tourist haven of Goa.

IFFI 2009: Makrand Deshpande on “Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu”

November 28, 2009

Filmmaker Makrand Deshpande’s new film “Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu” is about a flower girl in Mumbai whose life changes after a chance meeting with actor Shah Rukh Khan who tells her that she is beautiful.

IFFI 2009: Aijaz Khan on ‘The White Elephant’

November 26, 2009

Aijaz Khan‘s debut feature film, about Shabri the drunkard and a ‘holy’ elephant which chooses him as its keeper, is set in a village in Kerala.

IFFI 2009: Joseph Mathew Varghese on ‘Bombay Summer’

November 25, 2009

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.

Can festivals escape popular cinema?

November 24, 2009

When Goa first hosted the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in 2004, it seemed there was no escaping Bollywood and its glamour.