22 Indian artists attend film festival in Pakistan despite bilateral tension


22 Indian artists attend film festival in Pakistan despite bilateral tension

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) 2018 brought together luminaries belonging to the Indian and Pakistani film industry under one roof despite years’ long instability between the two countries.

The event being first of its kind saw some 22 artists and filmmakers from India, including Nandita Das and critically acclaimed filmmaker S.S.Rajamouli, setting foot on Pakistani soil after an extensive gap of many years.

The first panel discussion during the fourth and final day of PIFF today brought the topic ‘Films for Change: Socially Motivated Content in South Asian film’ in discourse, which had Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, Pakistani director Jami, Nishtha Jain, drama producer Momina Duraid , ace scriptwriter Haseena Moin and various other celebrities as panellists.

Indian playback singer Rekha Bhardwaj, Ali Zafar, Asif Noorani, Sultan Arshad and Dr. Omer Adil were part of the day’s second discussion that revolved around the subject ‘The Future of Music and Lyrics: How important is music in the subcontinental cinema.’

The four-day affair that started on 29th March will conclude today, 1st April, with a star-studded gala night.

Credit: The News




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