The Second Season of South Asia’s first Borderless Digital Film Festival, ‘Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF)’ will be held from 2nd to 10th October. The festival will include Film Screenings, Workshops & Masterclasses, Interaction with Celebrities, Music Concert, Award ceremony etc. The registered participant of the festival gets access to all of them during the festival, i.e. 2nd to 10th October.
The most unique aspect of this film festival is, being “South Asia’s first Borderless Digital Film Festival”.
The festival will open with an Opening Remark by eminent Indian Filmmaker R Balki, and Opening film will be ‘PadMan’. We are also premiering a Film by Rajat Kapoor – ‘Kadakh’.
Harsh Narayan, Founder, Creative Director & Filmmaker; Comments:
My idea behind this film festival is to focus on ‘Creativity for International Relations & Social Change’, fostering the idea of putting ‘Cinema as a form of Dialogue’; to investigate if cinema & exchange of creative ideas can help in building communication links in the sub-conscience minds of common people.
I believe, at the darkest of times its propagation and practice of creative arts, which can bring solace in the lives of people. Art can help heal the wounds, connect people on emotional space, and help them mitigate all challenges in the pursuits of creating a peaceful, mutual-respectful and a humane society.
R Balki commented, “I am really happy to be associated with the Indus Valley International Film Festival that is connecting filmmakers and creative professionals. It is a great platform indeed to collaborate, come together and enrich our crafts, storytelling. I am glad to know that my film Padman will be the inaugural film on 2nd of October, I will be giving an opening remark on the same day. There will be some fantastic films from all across South Asia there. I feel there is no better way to be connected to the world except through such amazing films in these very difficult times of isolation. Harsh has really worked harder to connect everything with a single mind of focus to connect all the threads for this fantastic initiative.”
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“I have always been a Hansal Mehta fan. His stories are inspiring” shares Nushrratt Bharuccha
Nushrratt Bharuccha will be next seen in Chhalaang directed by Hansal Mehta, co-starring Rajkummar Rao
Nushrratt Bharuccha has time and again impressed us with her charismatic on screen appeal. Having worked with incredible directors, Nushrratt will next be seen in Chhalaang, helmed by Hansal Mehta. Nushrratt has always aspired to work with ace director Hansal, and with Chhalaang her dreams came true.
Speaking about her experience on working with Hansal Mehta, Nushrratt said “I have always been a Hansal Mehta fan. I think his world, his stories are just so inspiring and so different yet so real at the same time. It stirs some emotion in you that compels you to take some action or it provokes a thought or it provokes some sort of action within yourself in terms of how you want to live ahead, what choices you make and what your thoughts should kind of be.
Adding furthermore she said, “The stories that he dwells in are very thought provoking and I always felt that doing something with him would kind of change me as an artist and as a person and I just really wanted to work with him. It was one of those bucket list things that I have to do a film with him and I have to be part of his world and his cinema. It was bottom right, downright that greed of mine that my career has to have a film with him and an experience with him actually. I am really really glad and thankful that I got a chance to do that – that also on a platform and in a film like this where for the first time is making a light-hearted fun film which is not so serious and not so dark. It is a light-hearted humour film but it’s still at the end of the day provokes the same sort of action or the thought in a person which his other cinema would. So deep down inside he says something with his work and his films and I am really glad and blessed to be a part of this with him.”
Nushrratt has shown remarkable growth in her career graph with every character that she has played. With Chhalaang she will be seen acing her Haryanvi accent and in a simple North Indian girl. Fans are already loving the refreshing and vibrant chemistry of Nushrratt with Rajkumar Rao.
Siddhant Chaturvedi is raising the temperatures with his outdoor workouts!
Earlier today, the actor shared a couple of videos of himself working out and they are drool worthy
Siddhant Chaturvedi is one of the most promising new talents that Bollywood has to offer. The actor made a lasting impact with his debut on the silver screen as Mc Sher in Gully Boy and there’s been no stopping for him ever since. The actor is currently in Goa shooting for his next film with Shakun Batra and every now and then, the actor shared videos of himself doing workouts outdoors, in the park or at the beach and one can understand why he’s the national crush.
Earlier today, the actor shared a couple of videos of himself working out and they are drool worthy, check them out!!!
Siddhant has a huge line up of films with major production houses. He recently wrapped up shooting for Yash Raj films’ Bunty Aur Babli 2 and is currently shooting for Shakun Batra’s next where he will star alongside Deepika Padukone and Ananya Panday. The most recent film in his kitty is the Excel Entertainment production ‘Phone Bhoot’ where he will share the screen with Katrina Kaif and Ishaan Khatter.
Sidharth Malhotra’s Fankind campaign to raise funds for children battling cancer
Sidharth’s fans now have an opportunity to interact with him over a video call, while helping raise funds for a cause
Founded by Anshula Kapoor, online fundraising platform Fankind has launched yet another campaign and this time it’s with actor Sidharth Malhotra. Sidharth’s fans now have an opportunity to interact with him over a video call, while helping raise funds for a cause that is close to Sidharth’s heart – to provide nutrition & hot meals to children battling cancer.
Through this campaign, Malhotra will raise funds for Cuddles Foundation under their FoodHeals Program. The proceeds of this campaign will be used to provide trained nutritionists to government and charity cancer hospitals, share food and supplements with patients and families and support cancer caregivers with the knowledge to make the right food choices.
To participate in the campaign, fans can donate on fankind.org/Sid and 5 lucky fans will get an opportunity to play dumb charades virtually with their favourite actor.
Sidharth says, “It’s humbling to be a part of a cause such as this which would help in supporting the children battling with cancer with all the nutrition they need. Childhood cancer is curable, however 40% of the children battling this disease are malnourished, I am glad that I have got the opportunity to help these children through Fankind. Also, I am super excited to meet my fans for a games night, virtually of course.”
The campaign which goes live today will end on 30th October 2020.
Fankind.org is an online fundraising platform founded by Anshula Kapoor, that brings fans, celebrities & charities together by curating one of a kind celebrity-related experiences for fans while helping raise funds for social causes. They help raise funds for NGOs across the country who are doing important work on the ground, as well as provide access to fans by helping them interact with their favourite celebrities.
About Cuddle Foundation:
Cuddles Foundation provides holistic nutrition support and food to underprivileged children fighting cancer across India. Through the FoodHeals Program, pediatric nutritionists customise the nutritional needs of each child based on their medical needs. They monitor the child’s progress, create diet plans, educate their parents in home-based nutrition, provide the children and their families with hot meals, nutritional supplements and ration baskets so that the kids have the strength to fight their cancer.
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