Kareena, Bhandarkar at the New York Indian Film Festival

By Hindustan Times

Actress Kareena Kapoor and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar are among the celebrities expected to walk the red carpet of the 12th edition of New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), which will pay a tribute to the late evergreen star Dev Anand. Others expected to be seen at the film extravaganza, to be held in Lower Manhattan May 23-27, are Anurag Kashyap, Rituparno Ghosh, Salman Rushdie and Mira Nair.

A tribute will be paid to Dev Anand with the screening of his film Hum Dono Rangeen, a coloured version of his black-and-white classic "Hum Dono".

NYIFF will host the world premiere of Ghosh's Chitrangada as well as the US premiere of both parts of Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur, which are also lined up to be screened at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival.

Kashmiri film "Inshallal, Football", Shyam Benegal's Zubeida, Mammo and Sardari Begum, as well as Pakistani-Canadian journalist and filmmaker Obaid Chinoy's Oscar-winning documentary Saving Face will be screened at the event.

Other award-winning films from South Africa, Australia, and Sri Lanka along with India's regional language films in Tamil, Bengali, and Marathi and will also be showcased.

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