Bhandarkar inaugurates 5th Asian Film Festival


By IndiaFM

It is difficult for even a single week to pass by when National Award winning director Madhur Bhandarkar doesn't make news.

While tid-bits about his film Fashion continue to flow in with alarming regularity (with many of them being unconfirmed/plain rumors and would be clarified soon at this very space), his earlier films are keeping the film maker busy too.

The latest piece of information to come in is that Madhur has been invited to inaugurate the 5th Asian Film Festival at Pune on 1st November. The event would also see Yash Chopra being bestowed upon with Zenith Asia honor. There is more good news for Madhur Bhandarkar. After missing the flight to being one of the candidates as India's nomination for the Oscars, his Traffic Signal would be screened at not one, not two but three Film Festivals.

All these festivals would take place between 1st-8th November. They are South Asian Film Festival (New Delhi), Third Eye Film Festival (Mumbai) and 5th Asian Film Festival (Pune).

Says Madhur Bhandarkar, "I am happy to see Traffic Signal continuing the get the recognition ever since it released earlier this year. The film would has been invited for screening in these festivals which would see some of the best films by reputed film makers from China and other SAARC countries. The festivals would not just act as a platform for showcasing these films but would also have some of them fighting it out in the competition category."