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IFFI 2009: Aijaz Khan on ‘The White Elephant’

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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.The Hindi film, starring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Prroshanth Narayannan and Neena Gupta, is being screened at the 40th International Film Festival of India in Goa.Khan spoke to Reuters about ‘The White Elephant’, where he got the idea for the film and how the mahout controlling the elephant was the “real hero”.

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