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First Pravasi film fest to honour Saeed Jaffrey

The first ever Pravasi Film Festival 2010, starting Jan 3-6, will honour veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey with the lifetime achievement award for his contribution to cinema.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 | 10:25:01 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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The first ever Pravasi Film Festival 2010, starting Jan 3-6, will honour veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey with the lifetime achievement award for his contribution to cinema.

'Saeed Saeed JafferyJaffrey is one of the most experienced Indian origin actors we have today in the industry. He has done a number of crossover films and this award will be in recognition to his contribution to cinema,' Pankaj Dubey, festival co-director, told IANS here Tuesday.

Jaffrey showed his acting skills in critically-acclaimed films like 'Chashme Buddoor', 'Masoom', 'Mandi', 'Mashaal', 'Saagar', 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili', 'Hero Hiralal', 'Khoon Bhari Maang', 'Eeshwar', 'Ram Lakhan' and 'Dil'.

His credits also include international projects like 'Gandhi', 'The Man Who Would Be King', 'A Passage to India' and 'My Beautiful Laundrette', to name a few, alongside famous TV series 'Tandoori Nights'.

His films -- Nikhila Kaushik's 'Bhavishya - The Future' and Satyajit Ray's 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi' -- will be shown at the fest.

The festival is being organised by the international bi-lingual monthly Pravasi Today in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre (IHC) with the support of the Mauritius High Commission in India.

Around 20 films made by Indians living abroad or outside the country will be showcased at the fest. Some of the films to be showcased are 'Monsoon Wedding', 'New York', '99', 'The President Is Coming' and 'Inner World of Shah Rukh Khan'.

'We are working mainly on the identity issues of the diaspora this year. The idea is to create a single window system for filmmakers of Indian origin who want to connect to the Indian audiences through their work,' said Dubey.

Cinema personalities like Sharmila Tagore, Sohal Ali Khan, Amrita Rao, Manoj Bajpai, Prakash Jha, Satish Kaushik and Adoor Gopalakrishnan are expected to attend the four-day event.


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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 9:24pm
agree with cooks09! =) congrats to him!

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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 9:13pm
Congrats I wuz wodering y dnt the co-stars ever get awards 4 their work instead of actors such as; om puri, amrish puri, paresh rawal, and many many others if u got my point

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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 6:44pm
he's a very great and internationally known actor! he totally deserves this! :D

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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 4:24pm
@aadaa he is a fine actor and very well recognised even internationally .too. he is very natural, simple and very decent actor .. he truely deserves this award..wishing him very good luck and many congrats !!! can not forget his role in chashme badoor, masoom, shatranj ke khiladi, kissi se na kehna etc...

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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 12:47pm
my neighbouromg he used to be my neighbour couple of years ago..

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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 12:16pm
ExcellentGrew up watching him in the movies adn serials. I think he is a reall good actor. I am glad that his talent is being recognized :-)

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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 11:58am
He and many others like Kader Khan should be honoured and not just the old time heroes...

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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 10:03am
ExcellentWatched him on TV while growing up and so glad that he gets this recognition

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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 6:03am
He is a veru nice human being .. I have never hear anything bad about him since he is in this industry !!!

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Posted on: 02 December 2009 at 5:32am
he lives next road from where I live in Uk

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