Nandita Das' directorial debut to premiere at Toronto fest

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Nandita Das' directorial debut "Firaaq", based on the 2002 Godhra incident in Gujarat, will be screened at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), starting Sep 4.

The film, produced by the Percept Picture Company (PPC), has been selected in the Contemporary World Cinema Premiere category of the fest. Nandita is excited with her first film going to the TIFF.

"I have been attending TIFF since 'Fire' in 1996. It is a film lover's festival and I am pleased that 'Firaaq' will have its world premiere there," said Nandita in a statement.

"Festivals are very important to garner attention and international buyers for the film. I