New Delhi, July 17 -- Saif Ali Khan will host the South Africa India Film and Television Awards (SAIFTA) in Durban on September 6. A curtain-raiser for the event, held on July 15 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, aimed to create a cultural exchange between the entertainment industries of South Africa and India.
Celebrities from both countries are part of a panel for the awards. Waheeda Rehman, Mukesh Bhatt, Boman Irani, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farah Khan are the Indians on the list. The South African panelists include actor and writer Welcome Msomi, theatre and TV personality Saira Essa, film industry veteran Peter Rorvik, performing artiste Linda Bukhosini, theatre personality Caroline Smart and actress Leleti Khumalo.
Celebrity Locker, a Mumbai-based events company, has joined hands with the Province of KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism of Durban to make the ceremony possible.